When sun arose to widen sleepy eyelid
A calm begun soon turned memory horrific
We wake shadowed in darkness, a slow embrace
Shattered dreams begun inside stranger despair.
The news however distorted cannot rid
Crying heart, confused eyes, reality’s prolific
Mastery of human nature’s fallible race.
Once thrive her eyes this morning lacking air.
No longer are minds able to disappear
Find shelter beyond the torment of confusion.
Instead again it is sadness, our tears release
That city of lights, extinguished incessant fear
Will rule the day, while gathered in circular motion
We wander, wonder, watchful, gasping for peace.
© Thom Amundsen 2015