Twenty-Six Dead

DSC_0198I, like most Americas this morning, am trying to wrap my brain around the unconscionable shooting spree yesterday in Connecticut. I am grieving for the parents and families as they struggle to deal with the immensity of this crime and their personal losses. I am seeking to express the depth of my anger, pain, and compassion for those involved.

I hurt for America too. What a sad day in our history that we kill our own parents and children. We have taken a wrong turn, away from God and family. I am crying out for mercy, and for our people to repent of their sins and receive the goodness of a good God. God have mercy on us. All of us need Him.

Twenty-Six Dead

I hear the whys within the questions

And wait.

I see the darkness within the night

And grieve.

I see the tears within the weeping

And groan.

I hear the cries within the screams

And shout.

I see the killer within the man

And withdraw.

I see the man within the killer

And approach.

I feel the emptiness in the needless loss

And hurt.

I see the suffering within the pain

And move in compassion.

I hear the questions within the inquiries

And wait for grace.

I see the unseen fists raised at God

And ask for mercy.

I see the war within the battle

And sacrifice praise.

I see the divisions within the dividing walls

And mend fences.

I see the light in the sun

And look beyond.

I see the sunrise within the sunset

And hope for tomorrow

I hear a trumpet blast upon the clouds

And rise and rise to be with Him.

©Bonnie Saul Wilks

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeanie Kunerth says:

    Beautiful sentiments for our heavy hearts! Thank you! Jeanie Kunerth

  2. Hilda and Charles Simmons says:

    Bonnie, this is quite beautiful! I especially loved the last two lines…

  3. lamarhowell says:

    It seems that people want notoriety even at the cost of lives, even their own. What have we done in our pursuit of fame, being known and seen.

  4. Mimi Ribble says:

    Beautiful, Bonnie. Your words always hit their target.

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