Tribute: Prayer for September 11, 2001

Artwork by BZTAT

Prayer for September 11, 2001

Dear God,
Today a part of my land
And a part of my people
Was reduced to a cloud of
Smoke, rubble and dust.

As the pain and dust linger,
Please help me to join hands
In peace, not rage,
With other spirits
Who seek to rise above.

I wrote this prayer on September 11, 2001, filled with sadness and both hope at the same time. The prayer was answered–I did join hands in peace with many people around the world in peace. Unfortunately, many others chose to do the opposite.

I was changed by the events of that day. I could not create for weeks. My artwork became more purposeful and expressive. Even now, as I create pet oriented art, there is always a purpose. Creating for the purpose of uplifting souls is always a part of my work.

The drawing above is the first artwork that I created after September 11, 2001. It took me many weeks to accomplish it. It will forever be one of my most favorite works.

My hope is that someday, peace will prevail in our world. Today, I again join hands with kindred spirits.

Life is an Adventure!

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