by Marie Elena


Tell me, please, just how to speak
To pain that dwells within hell’s flames
And taunts a further depth to seek.

(Prayers, please, for a young teen mother who found her two-month-old baby dead in her crib this morning.  Prayers also, please, for the pastor of her church, who is in such pain for her that he does not know how to give her any comfort and answer her sobbing pleas of “why?”  Just heartbreaking …)