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Published:December 16th, 2012 12:32 EST
Hope for Tomorrow

Hope for Tomorrow

By Ed Roberts

Hope for Tomorrow


There are no words


No way to begin to explain


The horror

The shock

The pain


No way to begin to grasp


How can this happen

What were they thinking

What could have possibly been their reason


No way to even start

To find a way

To why


There are some moments

Where time itself

Seems to stop

Frozen in disbelief

Of what a single man

Can do


Brave men cry

Innocent children die

And all are reminded

That yes, evil can walk amongst us

And come in any shape

Or form



Like far too many days past

We are left battered

Our worlds shattered

Our dream of security lies in pieces

Around us

For we are all reminded

No one

Or no place

Is ever truly safe


Father and mothers

Sisters and brothers

Friends and family

And even strangers


Seeking comfort

Not knowing

When or how this might come



There are no words today

No quick fix

For the tear in this fabric



With time


And most important


We will find a way to form stitches

The wound will close

Yet there will be scar

That remains


We will all deal with what has been taken

But deep down

We all also realize

We can never replace

All that has been lost



Today was one of those days

For which there are truly

No words


Only tears


And finally hope


Hope for a better



Ed Roberts 12/14/12