When Words Fall Short

I've been quiet too long
Letting the words sit idle
Choked up, suffocating on my tongue
Waiting for them to be perfect,
But there are no words for this.
No literary devices to exact the right tone,
Only eyes to watch the world burn
To see survivors turn to killers
And brace for allies bombing allies...
Only eyes to shed tears over graves 
Where countless bodies are stripped of name
And watch the lights go out...
One after another they wax cold—
There are no words in this darkness
Nothing strong enough to lift murmured cries
Nor loud enough to drown out prattling hate.
Illumination will not come from speech,
This time, we need a sword.

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Author Image Author Image I love reading the Word of God. With prayer God's Word reveals so much: from comfort to temperance, from perspective to affirmation. Digging into the depths of the Word, cross-referencing history, language and time differences, is a passion of mine. In March of 2015 I decided to go back through the Bible doing an in depth study on each section I read. Eventually I decided to share my journal of notes as I partake in this journey. I hope you are blessed by God and inspired to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. I love reading and learning about God, nature, and science. I am interested in how it all connects. The Creator's fingerprints are all over his creation. We can learn so much about Him and how we came to be by exploring the world around us. Join me as I explore the world and draw closer to the One who created it all.
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