By Ginger Isom
The word for the day was "water." I took this photo of water droplets on the ends of pine needles, which made me think of tears being shed due to yet another inexcusable and senseless tragic loss of young, promising lives.
WILL IT EVER BE ENOUGH?
It is not only our tears that fall;
Heaven and earth weep with us,
droplets spent in collective grief
for a broken world
where children die
and parents fear
yet life goes on unfazed.
The banks can no longer contain
the tears that have pooled
from too many horrors inflicted.
The floodwaters rage in disgust,
"When will it be enough?
Will it ever be enough?"
Rev. Ginger Isom is pastor of McFarland United Methodist Church in Rossville, Georgia.