Weep for the innocent ones,
the children who no longer expect peace
but the presence of violence that can
come from anywhere.    

Weep for the parents who seek only to protect,
and no longer know how, as their children grow,
and are free,    
and can no longer be protected.

Weep for those who have lost hope in the
benevolent outcome of things,
but seek only to manage
in a world that does not make sense.    

Weep for the lost ones who no longer
know that God is real    
and that life will not be extinguished,
but instead will be reborn.

Let all weeping turn to love,
and let all love create the world anew.
– Julie of Light Omega –