Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers came out today,

Called out again to come out and play.

They danced a few jigs, and said a few lines,

Then went back inside to wait for next time.

Bullets and Bodies collided today,

Same as before, day after day.

Scattered the blood and mussed up the hairs,

So everyone called for more Thoughts and Prayers.

Thoughts and Prayers were summoned once more,

Pulled from their slumber to come do their chores.

Some jigs were danced, and some lines were said,

As if it might make up for all who were dead.

Bullets and Bodies collided again,

Rat-a-tat-tat, eight, nine and ten.

Brains covered walls and guts covered stairs,

And great politicians want more Thoughts and Prayers.

Thoughts and Prayers were told to get up,

“Get up and comfort them, just like a pup.

Dance your jig-jiggles and say your sad lines,

And try to pretend there won’t be a next time.”

Bullets and Bodies collide the next day,

Zinging and zapping in bullet-y spray.

Torsos were torn apart, layer by layer,

Then came that plea again: “More Thoughts and Prayers.”

Thoughts and Prayers were called out today,

But neither one wanted to come out and play.

“Let’s not be foolish, let’s not pretend,

Bringing us out does not bring out an end.”

So Thoughts and Prayers just stayed home today,

Neither one answered, they just stayed away.

Their dance jigs were tired, their sad lines unsaid,

But what does it matter to those who were dead?

But Bullets and Bodies still would collide,

Still would collide until everyone died.

No one was left to seek more Thoughts and Prayers,

But what does it matter when nobody cares?


3 thoughts on “Thoughts and Prayers

  1. Hi TIm, Your reflection on the deaths that take place is heart felt and spot on. Sadly I was hoping for a solution at the end. And it comes back to myself. I need to find a place to support and help. Thank you for the reminder. May I share it in a church service? cheryl brigante

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to tbigs53 Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s