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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

 

Today

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

Gather

Seeking comfort

Not knowing

When or how this might come

 

No

There are no words today

No quick fix

For the tear in this fabric

 

Yes

With time

Care

And most important

Love

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

 

Yes

Today was one of those days

For which there are truly

No words

 

Only tears

Prayers

And finally hope

 

Hope for a better

Tomorrow

 

Ed Roberts 12/14/12