My eyes can’t stay dry,
My heart grieves tonight.
Like the lashing rain
From a deathly dark sky,
Hot tears fall, leaden,
For a light…
In the muddied, broken glimpses
Of the storm’s aftermath.
So many heroes,
Trying to weather
One storm changed the world,
For so many this day.
And to pray.
But we can’t give you
The things you want most,
No Lazarus powers,
No Time-Traveller’s trade.
Only the little comfort that our hearts
Break with yours.
We’ll send money, supplies,
An endless number of prayers…
I’m so sorry, I wish there was more
We could do.
Please know there are lots
Whose compassion grieves, too.
I know that tonight,
You’re all NOT OK.
I’m sorry, I don’t know if or when
The pain will go away.
I just needed to let you know:
There are strangers out here,
Who don’t know any of you,
But shed genuine tears.
And keep you in our minds,
Held safely and tight,
Wrapped in gentle, caring
Mental hugs tonight.
We, too, mourn your losses,
Hope you’re safe and warm,
And most of all
Pray for peace and calm
After the tragic storm.
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2013
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Well written from the heart and Soul of all
Thank you. And thanks for the re-blog. It’s such a heart-wrenching ordeal, I can’t imagine what those affected by it are going through right now.
By sending your love You are helping I thank you
the cable news must be covering it more — not a lot of mention here. though haven’t turned on the tv yet this morning.
A bit. I hate feeling so helpless to do much of anything to help, beyond donating money or supplies. Those poor parents…my heart breaks for them the most, although I am sorry for all who were affected.
Heartfelt and v poetic response to the tragedy.. nice to be visiting you again, sis
Thanks, Luke. Nice to see you around these parts again. I’m woefully behind on my reading but hope to catch up with yours tonight or tomorrow.
this was so amazing Corina…right from the heart
Thanks, Jo. It was definitely written from the heart. The amazing ones to me are the ones out there helping them rebuild and find a way to regain their lives in the aftermath. To me, those are the true heroes.
You wrote what I felt watching those things unfold…pure helplessness. Heavy.
Thank you for coming by, Victoria. Yes, it was a hard thing to watch and I imagine even harder to go through.
You write as beautifully as ever. This was really moving, as something similar is happening in my country and thousands may be dead because of flash floods..My prayers are with everyone who have lost their homes, loved ones..
Thanks, Supertramp. I’m so sorry to hear that people where you are are suffering from Nature’s wrath, as well. It’s such a hard thing to see and even when you help however you can, there is a feeling of helplessness to make it all better again for those affected.
An exquistely beautiful response to this tradegy. At least it is a good thing that we feel what we feel and do what we can.
Thank you, Jamie. Yes…it is good to know that we can still feel…proves we’re alive.
Amen! Read this one again too and it reads like a prayer.