The Earth Weeps

The earth weeps with
Bodies broken
Refuse burning
Waters polluted
Dignity denied

God weeps with
Those suffering
The pain of separation
The anguish of loss
Of precious life

Let us weep with the earth
Let us weep with God

Recognizing the pain inflicted
Naming the harms enacted
By the powerful
Upon the vulnerable
Let us perceive our place
In the interconnected fabric of life
Knowing that as we reach out to others
We are changed

Let us weep with others in their pain
And allow them to weep with us

Through our shared sorrows
May we find comfort and
Strength to begin anew