Rebuild our City


Hey all you people,

Here is the sad lore,

Of our city in fire.
It was quick; Oh and it did happen.
Took everything with it sudden.
We are doomed they say,
Like Sodom and Gomorrah,
The Lord himself hath,
Punished us so severe.
Will we ever rise again?
Will we see tomorrow again?

Come my people,
What has happened, has ended!
What is to happen, hasn’t yet started!
Darketh is the hour just before the dawn,
For once dawn cometh,
Forgotten is what has happened,
And what has come,
Is our soul’s new battle cry.

Let’s rebuild our city,
Listen all of you without any sway.
Today, together we write our destiny,
Unwavering and unflinchingly,
With our heads up to the sky,
To a loving Lord ready,
To lead us to our victory.

We awake to lead,
We rise to rebuild,
Arise will our city,
From the ashes away.
With love on our side,
Courage in our hearts,
Pride in our deeds,
We build our destiny.

Larger be our goals,
Taller be our ambitions,
Broader be our aims,
Wider be our hopes, and
Bigger be our dreams.

Today as we build our city,
We will never remember the pity,
Showered on us by the laity.
We will remember our sacrifices of today,
As we rebuild our city.

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I wrote this poem after watching a video behind the construction of Willis Tower on a recent visit to Chicago.  The video mentioned about the Great Chicago Fire. It was an unfortunate event that burnt from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about 3.3 square miles (9 km2) in Chicago, Illinois. It was one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, Chicago was rebuilt and continued to grow as one of the most populous and economically important American cities. This poem is dedicated to Chicago.

Published by Tenny Thomas

I have tried to do the best in every circumstance that I have been thrown into. Blogging is one of them.

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