On This Day. ~ Wendi Strauch

Via Wendi Strauchon Sep 11, 2013
new yorker 9/11

On this day, sky exploded in sorrow.
Gaping holes appeared and void imprisoned the heart.
Shrouds of ash heavy, falling, floating

Burying remains of those we loved or never knew and memories we would never
live.
I fail to unloose my grief.
I lost no one I love this day.
How do I settle the shift?
Consciousness communed that day.

Exposed the shared
Stripped the sheath
Demanded its due.
We all lost something this day.
No one is exempt
Terror still lingers both here and beyond

I can no longer deny my part in the gash
That which binds us all, knows nothing of the shoal
There is no sanctuary for the heart
When unknown souls suffer

So sorrow be my shroud
Wrap me then with love
Help us find our way
To heal our broken hearts.

 

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

About Wendi Strauch

Wendi Strauch has been painting seriously since 2005 and is largely self taught. She has been drawing and has taken art classes since she was a very young child. She has lived all over the world and many of her paintings reflect those experiences. She currently lives in Nashville after having moved back to the U.S. in 2008 from a five year stay in Singapore with her husband and five children. Check out her website or connect with her on Facebook.

 

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