When tears are not enough

For a time
The media will publicize your fall
You will be at the forefront
Of the minds of everyone

We will hear of another senseless murder
Yours
We will hear politicians praise your life work
Claiming action will be taken
In your memory

We will hear stories from your loved ones
If they have found a voice to speak
Because you took the oxygen they breathe with you

For a time
The media will publicize your fall
Until the next big story

Promises by the government
Will be forgotten or broken
In light of the most current events

We will no longer be privy to the stories from your loved ones
While still – they have no voice to speak
Starving for the oxygen that was the breath of your life

It is in this awareness
I realize
That tears are not enough
And I question
Will they ever be

How many must we shed
Before we are content
To drown in peace

Yes – your story will cease
War will not

But there is a stranger
That will not forget you
Or the sorrow your family feels

Tears will still be shed
With the Hope
That one day
They will be enough
To cause a great flood

Meanwhile,
They are shed for you
And the many fallen before you

I thought we would have all cried enough by now…

 

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by busymindthinking

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