Gobind Sadan
God's house Without Walls

A Nation Mourns

I mourn the loss of Liberty
Torn from Eagle’s mighty grasp
That held secure our boundaries of this our Promised Land.

I mourn the loss of humanity
Dashed in one fell swoop
To watch our Spirit smote by evil billow up in smoke

What hatred minds must harbor, to bring their ships crashing down?
On what milk were they weaned? That love of fellow beings
Never coursed through their veins.

I mourn the loss of innocence – of others’ lives and of my self
For in this moment of disaster, I sense my own remorse.

For what I have called security has come at someone else’s expense
What I value, has a cost oft paid with others’ lives

Now I must face the Nation and the World
And determine what price am I to pay
To restore my Freedom and Liberty if hope is not to fail.

For Hope will always rise above the ashes of despair
A hope borne on a Prayer that carries o’er the world
That out of grief and mourning a new promise will appear

A Promise of God’s presence among all peoples
For Goodness and Compassion to prevail
So Peace may Dawn and reign supreme for all eternity.

Let us pray!

Ralph Singh
Gobind Sadan
Syracuse, NY

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