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Joey
Apr 30

Scream Now Orlando

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Edited: Apr 30

**Posting on behalf of Tribe Member Pam Hill**

 

The silence is deafening, yet a mother’s cry audible

“I haven’t heard, I need to hear” – her despair palatable

Cruel request for patience necessary

Hope, the common thread about to unravel

We know her, we feel her pain – It is our own

Her face distorted as her heart breaks

From knowing and disbelief

The text read by a confused heart

Clearly a soulmate calling out

“Mommy I love you”

And there it ends

Scream Now… it’s okay.

We will hear you.

We will hold you and heal you.

We are not afraid.

A massive train cuts a path through our home

Its lonesome whistle echoing

Lake water amplifying the violence

Riders aware of our suffering

Innocence and pixie dust the attraction

Headed to the happiest place on Earth

Recently declared a war zone

Mother’s plea following

Pray God no, no no, not on that list

GOD NO!

Scream Now! … its okay

We will help you!

We will catch you and care for you!

We are not afraid.

Doubt once again settles on a young city

Harsh reality in a community famous for fantasyland

Workers sharing the sweetness of life

Opening their happy hearts to weary travelers

Now must accept care in return

As they, we, I am weary

The city lights darkened by hate yet fueled by love

Hushed by doubt, “not the city beautiful”

There is numbness in the air

The orange blossoms overshadowed

Eclipsed by the scent of anguish ….

Love breaks the silence

Love stops the violence

Love penetrates the numbness

Love is the way!!

Scream Now… its okay!

We will care for you and love you!!

We are not afraid.

 

for Orlando with love pam hill

phill
May 3

I wasn't sure if you wanted me to post it or you. Isn't that just so me?

 

This poem was written the day after the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The pain of the mothers waiting to hear if their child made it out safely was so palatable and intense. I could not imagine. My heart, like so many of us, was breaking and the pain was real. These few words gave voice to those emotions. I think of the woman I saw on the news waiting to hear about her beautiful son, she screamed, "I haven't heard, I NEED to hear" - I think of her gut wrenching screams, her unrelenting fear, and how her life was forever changed in those hours of waiting. I wanted to jump through the TV and hold her. I pray she has found comfort and that she has a strong network of people to lean into and on.

 

Thank you for posting Joey and building strong network I am proud to be part of ....love Pam.

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