Tear Stained Eyes

“Once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgement and by a spirit of burning.”–Isaiah 4:4

Tear Stained Eyes
By Tara L. Ulrich

Turn on the television
Another shooting
More blood unnecessarily shed
Tear stained eyes

A swastika
Appears on
A school building
More tear stained eyes

A mentally ill man killed
Because of the color of his skin
Even more tear stained eyes
At the sight of more
Blood stains shed.

A man
On an airplane
Evil and hatred
Tears, tears, and more tears shed

How many tears can I shed, Lord?

How many tears, how many tears?

I’m not sure
How much longer
I can take this?

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