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Pray For Las Vegas

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First round not a threat to life,

Initially many believed.

Fire-works, they began to look,

But colorful lights they did not see.

 

Screams from the crowd erupted,

People began to run and fall.

Blood started to flow,

From faces, necks and hearts.

 

Which way to run, no one knew.

What direction were the bullets coming?

At least 20 minutes it seemed, continuous rounds,

Automatic weapons rushing.

 

58 dead, over 500 injured,

Our city forever changed.

Pray for Las Vegas.

Each victim has a story and a name…

 

©Elizabeth Dianne Allee

October 3, 2017

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Tears From Afar…

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I see your heart bleed

I can’t make it quit

Not able to reach you

Lacking power, I sit

You are hurting

I watch your anguish grow  

Tears I cry in abundance, for you

But you will never know…

 

Never know this stranger cares

From so far away

Never know my prayers for you

Or how my heart aches

Such agony in your eyes

I am witness to your desperation

The strength it must take

Your immense determination

 

You are a survivor

Tragedy didn’t tear you completely down

I marvel that you are standing

Shaken, but both feet on the ground

 

If I could offer comfort

Even for one moment

If I could halt the bleeding

With loves tourniquet

If I could lift your burden

Help you carry the weight

If I could help lead you to healing

And chase your pain away

I would offer to you what I have to give

Guided by God’s power and love

Yet I am here… so far away

Wishing my tears were enough…

 
©E.D. Allee

October 1, 2013

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