"Just Another Vigil" - Charley Seagraves

 
 

"Just Another Vigil" - Charley Seagraves

Just another sad, sad vigil
where the pious pray
that all this will someday end,
and the names of the dead are read,
and candles are lit,
and tears are shed,
and there is a moment of deafening silence
as we stand, conflicted, confused,
seething with anger
at yet another act of horrific violence.

Just another day of grief and sadness
as we mourn together
acts of hubris and insanity,
mindless madness
that gnaws away at our humanity,
and we cry out into the abyss,
or appeal to the Creator,
numb, our hearts breaking,
knowing there will be yet another vigil
sooner rather than later.

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