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In Ramah

I am weeping.
With Rachel, I am weeping.

I am weeping.
Again, I am weeping.

I am weeping.
Inside, I am weeping.

I am weeping.
In all the Ramahs of our world, I am weeping.

I am weeping
and I refuse –
and I will not be –
and I hope to Christ I never will be –
comforted.

Children –
our children all –
are killed
wounded
violated
abandoned
exploited
neglected
misused.

I am weeping.
I will not be comforted.

Outside, I appear calm.
I go about my work.

But within the calm
and amidst the weeping,
I dream of a different world
and I ponder what I may do
to help create that world
For our children – all our children.
I dream and I ponder
and I know I will find answers.

I am weeping.
Inside, I am weeping.
I will not be comforted.

But I will find ways to act.

14 December 2012
New York

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Once again . . .

. . . in the aftermath of the shooting in Arizona . . .

. . . my heart aches; my spirit sags; my mind reels; my gut hurts.

Nothing else seems worth saying tonight. I do not think I am alone.

See you along the Trail.

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