Orlando Blues

I feel for the mothers

For their cries in the dark

I feel for the fathers

For the deep pain in their heart

I feel for the brothers, the sisters, the neighbors

For the memory they treasure

Of a young guy coming home

Being free to love

I feel for the killer

For his lack of self-love

I feel for his family

For the loss of innocence

I feel for the wounded

For the ones who survived

I feel for the dead

For their bodies lost in bloodshed

I feel for the world

For the ones feeling empty and scared

I feel for the world

For the ones who don’t care

I feel for the world

For the ones shouting back

Let us live in Peace

Let us free to be who we are.


I pray for the Orlando Victims of Human Madness

14 thoughts on “Orlando Blues

    • Marie O' June 15, 2016 / 11:13 am

      I don’t understand this madness Carrie. I feel for the families, for their loss, for the pain crushing their bodies and souls. You’re right – terrible and extremely sad.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. My Inner Chick June 13, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    The world is “Falling Apart.”
    Why can’t we just love one another-
    regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs? WHY Why why ? xxx


    • Marie O' June 15, 2016 / 11:16 am

      The world is a terrible place these days. I keep asking “why?” too. No answer.
      Or maybe something like a lack of self-love, a lack of love Kim. I try to work on this, to work on sharing love. More and More. I believe it’s the only answer to madness.
      xoxo my friend and may you stay safe.


  2. lisa thomson-The Great Escape... June 13, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Thank you for this poem, Marie. I had no words only a sick stomach when I heard about it. This is healing. Times feel so dark right now.


    • Marie O' June 15, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Lisa. I need to write words down, when I hear about these tragedies. I feel the urge to let go, to write, to cry, or I know I’ll fall apart.


  3. Freespirit June 13, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    I cannot ever put words to these things. Lives lost…nothing gained.


    • Marie O' June 15, 2016 / 11:18 am

      It’s behind understanding S. How can people do this? How can they believe they have the right to take lives? What’s inside their head? Their heart must be dead.


  4. Coffee and Crumpets June 15, 2016 / 6:03 am

    So sad what happened in Orlando. Goes to show we need better, mental health care and not so easy access to weapons.
    I feel so sad for those poor families who’s family members were taken away so abruptly. May they all rest in peace.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marie O' June 27, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      When such tragedy happens I can only think of the lives taken and the family members trapped in deep pain. There is no excuse to such violence Nazneen. You’re right, countries definitely need to take their responsabilities and act to create safety and peace for people.
      Thank you and take care.


  5. Chris Carter (@themomcafe) June 15, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Your heart is so beautiful, Marie. I’m so glad you share it with us all….

    Especially when the world needs it most.


    • Marie O' June 27, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      We are lights into the world Chris. We all shine a certain way, when we open our hearts and send love to ourselves and others.
      Thank you & Thanks for your kind words.


  6. Muslim Mummy June 16, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Very poignant Marie.

    I am feeling for everyone in the world who are currently in conflict. The whole world currently seems messed up

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marie O' June 27, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      So true Foz. Everywhere you turn your head, you see pain and sadness, chaos and tragedy. We have so many people to pray for.
      Stay well dear.


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