My Haiku in the Aftermath of Arizona Shootings

My Haiku in the Aftermath of Arizona Shootings


I am so appalled
why harsh violence happens
when Love is power

Precious, innocent
people killed so brutally

Will we ever learn
graceful tolerant kindness
peace and brotherhood

Ever-present good
has no hiatus nor lapse
strong and undefiled

outrage, an anathema
unsanctioned by God

Screaming for healing
galvanized into action
we pray in hindsight

Staring evil down
holding fast to Love and Truth
correction occurs

Hunting for justice
replace odious offense
with real redemption

God we all need help
as winds of error blow hard
protect each of us

Safe within your Love
we are unassailable
defended, secure.

My God you are there
somehow blessing with your grace
everyone involved.

Polly Castor
January 8, 2011
I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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