Sadness Rains Down

Sadness rains down
And a little boy can’t understand

His mama lies still, so still…
“Daddy, when will she wake up?”

In her arms a quiet baby, so quiet…
“Daddy, can we take my brother home?”

Sadness rains down
And a big boy can’t undertand

He stands apart, stiff and straight
His face a mask blank of all emotion

Now grown before his time
Now a motherless child

Sadness rains down
And a man can’t understand

His wife and baby gone in an instant
Of crushing metal and chaos

Two boys depending on him
To explain what cannot be explained

Sadness rains down
And a family can’t understand

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5 Responses to Sadness Rains Down

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry for the family, and for you in the community. Hugs to you in your grief & in helping that husband and young boy.

  2. Oh how awful! I’m so sorry to hear this!

  3. Carol says:

    So sorry for this family and for your community. It sounds like they will have lots of love and support but such a hard, hard thing and harder at this time of year.

  4. arjeha says:

    How sad. Sending thoughts and prayers for the family and the community.

  5. elsie says:

    What a perfect phrase, “sadness rained down.” It says so much and fills the heart with sadness. I’m so sorry for this loss. What a tragedy!

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