Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Every day children are subjected to acts of horrific violence.

Today my heart is heavy with grief.

My thoughts led me down a path that could only attempt to imagine what it would be like to live in an impoverished environment where violence, drugs  and other unspeakable acts of darkness are considered commonplace.

Innocence collected by gloved strangers
Echoes of childhood--
boxed and shelved

Peace is a prayer
Fear the companion


  1. I loved those first 3 lines
    you have captured it with a chill
    Do not dwell in this land though
    remember that there are children out there
    who are loved
    cared for
    and safe.....dwell there
    It is the world with us
    let prayer be your peace
    good writing

  2. this left me feeling chilled...knowing that children suffer so at the hands of adults but still not wanting to think about it because of my own precious grandkids. your words are going to echo in my mind for days to come...

  3. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings. Lloyd