Blue Lights Unto Heaven by Renee Matthews Jackson (In Memory of those slain on 9-11-2001)

Devastation appears on silent whim Standing, staring, as horror strikes us cold When we glance back, our face a picture grim Contorted by what has us in its hold

This day was like all others of the norm Devastation appears on silent whim Hate quietly dispensed in wretched form When we glance back, our face a picture grim

Billows of smoke shout anger in stark gray Standing, staring, as horror strikes us cold We suffer pain from loved ones passed away Contorted by what has us in its hold

There’s sadness in the hearts of many left As we try hard to forge our way ahead What of the villains that spent us bereft Repeatedly we tend to bury dead

But in these trying times we give tribute There’s sadness in the hearts of many left Retaliation’s War is not my suit What of the villains that spent us bereft

I pray for peace to come and settle now As we try hard to forge our way ahead The people of the Earth must blend somehow Repeatedly we tend to bury dead

O God of great and small please pierce our souls To issue comfort that remakes the world I’ll watch with gladness as goodness unfolds And witness smiles on faces that unfurl

Let’s throw away the harshness that does kill O God of great and small please pierce our souls And in these last days let the waters still I’ll watch with gladness as goodness unfolds

And in the end let generations stand To issue comfort that remakes the world Come join to make a chain of every hand And witness smiles on faces that unfurl

In Memory of those slain on 9-11-2001 http://allpoetry.com/poem/3370000-Blue_Lights_Unto_Heaven-by-poetryality

 

© Renee Matthews-Jackson (Poetryality) Sep 3  2007 ~ 10:35 AM

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