A Prayer

(This one goes out to everyone in New Zealand, which had one of its darkest days recently.)

Another forty-nine are dead
What now is left for saying
Another forty-nine are dead
Even as they were praying

Another forty-nine are dead
Where is turning the other cheek?
Another forty-nine are dead
Where is compassion for the meek?

Another forty-nine are dead
Now is it only an eye for an eye?
Another forty-nine are dead
How many more souls have to die?

Another forty-nine are dead
Hatred is an insidious drug
Another forty-nine are dead
One man’s martyr is another’s thug

Another forty-nine are dead
They say a prayer will ease the pain
Another forty-nine are dead
How many more still left to be slain?

Another forty-nine are dead
And we go on with our lives serene
If you are there, o listener of prayers
When, oh when will you intervene?

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