Stained glass and mournful cries Clapping and stomping, songs begin to rise The bellow of the organ fills the room— Beauty grows from sorrow and doom. Still the body when the breath is gone When the soul has left its Earthly home, Sleep, be still, peace comes in the coming days While we live on, stand strong, hold on to faith.
- Melanie Eversley. "9 dead in shooting at black church in Charleston, S.C.". USA Today. June 17, 2015