in the midst of darkness…come, Lord Jesus

candles

I have five children
they were all six years old once
so many years ago
then seven…

I have a grand-child
so new to the world
and another wee babe
awaiting birth

I have friends who are school principals
school psychologists
teachers
teacher’s assistants

the horror digs deep
forcing mind to imagine
the unimaginable

horror and grief
threaten to crush
heralds of joy

to silence
season’s greetings

in the midst of darkness
Come, Lord Jesus…