Canticle 2- Helpless

Here is the second in the series. (It’s actually third by my original numbering. I wrote the previous one after the others and that threw things off.)

Helpless

Standing here among the ruins
my mind whirls
devastation
I see it reflected in his face
in every line of him
I wish there was something
some way
I could soothe the fire
burning within him
take him in my arms
hold him
calm his anguish
I did it for us
for our ministry
if only he could see
there was no other way
sacrifice was necessary
they did not die in vain
we will prevail
it is our destiny
we will get through this
together.