Wednesday, June 15, 2016

                                                 RESCUE ME
                                                                      by Sandra Moulin

Oh, Dear Lord, rescue me.
Block my ears from the sounds of gunshots
Close my eyes to the carnage of hate
Calm my heart as I mourn the innocent
Help me grasp the unthinkable, the unimaginable. 

Oh, Dear Lord, rescue me.
Help me make sense of pain and suffering
Guide my steps in my own uncharted path
Show me somehow what to do
when breathing becomes labored and logic confounds.

Oh, Dear Lord, grant me strength
to recognize the moments when I need to reach out
to center myself when my balance is compromised
to quell my fears and to believe in good
to rescue all we’ve lost in greed
and remember what matters most.