Lyrical Somerville – December 24

On December 24, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Matthews responds to the massacre of school children in Pakistan with this poem.

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As the moth squeezes through the cracking debris…
we stop in silence and pray
we pray for those we cannot save
we pray for those we cannot face
we pray for, we pray for, we pray for, we pray
As the moth gets through, her wings become weighted…
we pray for those in confinement
we pray for those who kill in the name of God
we pray for the innocent children who lost their lives
taken by radicalized violence…

it is this that shatters the wings of the moth
stains the flesh of the cloth
maims the house of the heart
ingrains impurity of thought

— Jennifer Matthews



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