No Safest Place

There is no safest place

when classrooms betray hope: grade school rooms now Shoah tombs;

and when violence entertains – bytes bomb baseball bats – one and naught bought and sold to the lowest bidder;

and when ephemeral secure energy demands trump trees so that forests weep; mourning amputated appendages, slashed meadows, burned vales, cancered dales;

and when black Friday infects every Friday – good and bad – resulting in wreckage of weeks worn weary by non-stop shopping grinding a deal into every minute, every second: “sale” cacophonies griming the air so that silence is dead;

and when “enough” never obtains: violence, status, entertainment, self-importance, fame, billions building upon one another in crushing numbness.

There is no safest place today.

Kyrie eleison; mercy in praying
Christe eleison; mercy in weeping
Kyrie eleison; mercy in mourning.


6 thoughts on “No Safest Place

  1. diannegray says:

    How badly we have all been affected by this tragedy will reveal itself in time. At the moment I think we are all still in shock.

    This post moves me. It’s very powerful and so unfortunately true…

  2. agjorgenson says:

    Thanks Dianne. Yes, only time will tell how this catastrophe will affect us all. Hopefully the shock can be transposed into action that can make a difference for our children.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    It doesn’t feel like there is a safest place. Right now, everywhere feels cold and vulnerable.

  4. agjorgenson says:

    Agreed, This is a time for weeping, praying and mourning. Nothing else makes sense right now.

  5. Poetry, prayer, and candles offer us a measure of solace. Thank-you.

    • agjorgenson says:

      I couldn’t agree more and find that when the former two articulate lament something of a balm sustains us even while easy solutions to this troubling of our souls evade us. Thank you Vida.

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