Sorrow upon sorrow…
To study through another’s gaze
The hope once bright and brimming,
Slowly dimming through a turning page.

The hope and heart of people
Who clinged to Holy truth,
Forgotten and betrayed for hearts
Whose pleasure is their first pursuit.

Sorrow upon sorrow…
What future is in store
For a people bent
On lustful flesh
Fulfilling its own will?

Pursuit of one’s own happiness,
Expense of those around…
The sinking hope
In selfish goals;
Liberty’s sacrifice
Casually sacrificed
For the comforts we demand.

A.D.W. 2009