~ To Oklahoma ~

image borrowed from sympathy-quotes.com

image borrowed from sympathy-quotes.com

My eyes can’t stay dry,
My heart grieves tonight.
Like the lashing rain
From a deathly dark sky,
Hot tears fall, leaden,
Grasping, desperate
For a light…

In the muddied, broken glimpses
Of the storm’s aftermath.
Ground zero,
So many heroes,
Trying to weather
Nature’s wrath.

One storm changed the world,
For so many this day.
Outsiders, helpless,
Offer thoughts…
And to pray.

But we can’t give you
The things you want most,
I’m afraid.
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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About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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16 Responses to ~ To Oklahoma ~

  1. Reblogged this on Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog and commented:
    Well written from the heart and Soul of all

  2. eebrinker says:

    the cable news must be covering it more — not a lot of mention here. though haven’t turned on the tv yet this morning.

    • dragonkatet says:

      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.

  3. Luke Prater says:

    Heartfelt and v poetic response to the tragedy.. nice to be visiting you again, sis

  4. Jo Bryant says:

    this was so amazing Corina…right from the heart

    • dragonkatet says:

      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.

  5. You wrote what I felt watching those things unfold…pure helplessness. Heavy.

  6. supertramp says:

    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..

    • dragonkatet says:

      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.

  7. Jamie Dedes says:

    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.

  8. Jamie Dedes says:

    Amen! Read this one again too and it reads like a prayer.

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