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Oh, friend,

what words can there be?

another murder in the U.S.

and we try and try and try to push back

to remake our world

to be Your people in a world that makes no sense

sometimes we just have to sit right down and cry.

Sit with us, we beg, surround us

and when it’s time

give a hand up

put your great big arm around us

and help us step forward.

Thank you.



Mary Beth Butler is an Episcopal layperson in North Texas. She is a retired university administrator, paving contractor, and occasional blogger.

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