A mere tear in the ocean – thoughts and poem

It is with a large swing of emotions and tears in my eyes that I sit here and read about another senseless killing spree.  I can’t imagine the horror of hearing about a shooting at your child or loved one’s school and the rollercoaster of emotions that must ensue. For those reunited with their child or loved one the massive sense of relief, for those not, the massive weight of despair. I am only connected to the situation as a fellow human and father of three and yet I’ve stumbled through what must only be a sliver of the emotions those directly involved have experienced… a mere tear in the ocean.

A mere tear in the ocean

Saddened despair
Shocked numbness
Tears for the fallen
A rollercoaster of emotions
And yet
A mere tear in the ocean
Compared to emotions of those directly involved
Heartfelt sadness
For those handed a crater of sorrow
They may spend a lifetime trying to fill
May they find some level of comfort and peace
Through the months, years and lifetime that follow


Stephen Kellogg – 2012

About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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