No Gibraltar did these Herculean towers frame,
these Gateway Twins -- proud harbor sentinels,
now standing tall within our minds,
as firm therein as on
the bedrock of the Great City.
There they ascend and tower yet--
imposing, steadfast, strong--
rising through the awesome heights
of the skyline of the American Psyche.
Symbolic there of true heroic loss
and monument to innocent demise
(The spirit of a nation rings
but the heart within it cries)
Majestic icons of our country's thought--
in inner-vision and the nation's soul--
silhouetted by the ashen skies
of an American New Dawn.
Neil M. Lorber