I Cry

I cry for the lives that were lost. Bright lights in the universe that were extinguished too soon. Lovers, parents, children, friends, all tragically stolen from this life.

I cry for the memories. Of a country united in grief. Images seared onto my soul, onto the soul of our collective being.

I cry for the innocence lost. For children that never knew a parent. Dreams that shattered in the dust of the wreckage.

I cry for how far we’ve come. War that raged across the world and in our homes. Peace that strives to emerge from the darkness.

I cry because life goes on. The world keeps on turning, people are born, people die and still the memory does not fade.

I cry because of what we had. The trust and complacency that life is good. The security of safety. The freedom of love, the freedom from fear.

I cry because of the names. Each name a soul, a story, a beacon. Every one important, not just a list, not just numbers, but individual scars on the psyche of the heart.

I cry to remember. Forgetting is not an option. The tears support the memories and wash the bitterness.

I cry to live. It is a privilege and a responsibility. Bearing memories, tears, grief, anger, forgiveness, peace, love, and joy into the future that this may never happen again.

~The Countess~

 

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About texancountess

I find myself in the calming roar of the sea, floating gently on the foam of the breaking waves. Blue. Green. Gray. The colors of the sea mark the boundaries of my soul. The tumbled glass finds its polish under the relentless pounding of the waves upon the shore. Thus am I. Rough transitioning to polish, refinement ever a process, finding my niche in the storms of life.
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