Saturday, December 15, 2012

Short poem for slain children

The horror happens: 
The massacre of children
And a stunned world’s frozen tears
Fall to the ground.

The ground remembers
The blood of Abel,
The merciless wars
The bones of the starved and forgotten
The ground remembers
And weeps with us.

Scream against the wind!
The unconscionable has happened
How long oh Lord?

And the mothers of Bethlehem share our tears
As we wait for the One Child
Who will undo the night
When death shall be no more.

How long oh Lord?

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