#Prayer, Death, Written for dVersePoets Open Link Night

#CharlestonStrong

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A young nation mourns
While hatred kills again
Evil raises its ugly head
Our unceasing prayers cry out loud

Surrounded by heavy hearts
We ask God for His strength
His unwavering love
For those who died and their families

Our souls openly weep
In the streets
Of every town
We stand side-by-side
Held by
His tender mercy and grace

Today ~
Now at this moment
And in this time
We stand
Against all evil
Everywhere

Let the power of prayer
Become our strength,
Our treasure, our healing
God’s embrace

All life matters
We stand
Together hand-and-hand

We hold
Onto mercy and love
God’s assurance

Our cries are heard
And we are never alone!

When no reason can ever explain
These retched days of killing innocents
Where did we go so wrong? . . . .senseless

Shared with @dversepoets #OpenLinkNight #PoetsPub #CharlestonStrong

28 thoughts on “#CharlestonStrong”

  1. Yes, powerfully and soulfully put. It must have taken a lot of courage and resolve for President Obama to speak out about the desperate need for gun regulation in the US. Although I am not sure how one could physically gather up many of the 300million guns and more in the country.

    I felt desperately sorry for all involved, including the deranged young man who must be so consumed with fear, rage and distorted beliefs.

    These shocking tragedies simply do not happen anywhere else in the developed world with such horrifying regularity. They are rare and exceptional events, and in some countries just never happen, everywhere but the US.

    I remember reading recently, four people an hour die in the US because of guns, one of them a child and even more are hospitalised. If anything else was killing 24 children a day something would be done. Let’s hope something can be done.

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