Even though it happened a year ago, I am still saddened by another hate crime in Norway - here's my thoughts:
Dies Iraeby Rick Folker
The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God. They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse;There is no one who does good, No, not one.- Psalm 14:2-3
The frigid waters of fearIn Norway last year.
Senseless violence shattersThe serenity of youthful innocenceLeaving us with our empty, useless astonishment.
Yet again, fundamentalism, fanaticism, and fearDarken the skiesAnd Victimize the hope, the futureWe believe we seeIn young Norwegian eyes.
The midsummer playground whereBlood now stains the grasses and wildflowers,Teardrops fall from Heaven’s CryBroken hearts feel a Nordic, icy chillInstead of the warmth of summerNow silenced and still.
And winter arrives in JulyThe pall of evil covers the heartsOf those of us who ask again and again
WHY? WHY? WHY?
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