For Newtown


Nothing I say will unsplash the waters
Spilling from these wells,
Watering this hallowed ground,
Rippling in the aftershock
Of this torturous tragedy.
But I will still say I’m praying for you
And weeping:
Jesus wept.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meenakshi Malhotra
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 00:01:05

    I pray too!


  2. Kerry O'Connor
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:49:53

    You have expressed the outpouring of grief so well in the first 3 lines of this poem, and the sense of helplessness so many of us feel. Thank you for sharing on Real Toads.


    • wordcoaster
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 23:49:50

      Thank you–this was an extremely difficult write and I really wish I could write a more fitting tribute, but I’ll leave that to those who know the families. Thank you for reading.


  3. Sherry Marr
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 21:54:33

    A heartfelt share – thanks so much.


  4. WabiSabi
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 22:22:40

    This is so heartfelt! Your first line is wonderful and you are right, it is so hard to write about this tragedy.


  5. Pengyou
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:38:38

    Thanks, for writing this, Wordcoaster; it’s helpful to hear/read how others are processing through the grief. Calling upon His Name with you!


    • wordcoaster
      Dec 21, 2012 @ 14:46:35

      Thank you–my pastor preached a powerful sermon on Jesus’ empathy. If God, who understands all things can weep at death, then how much more appropriate for those who haven’t got a clue.


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