Prayer for Peace

Salat Min ’Ajl Alsalam, صلاة من أجل السلام

Tefilah L’Sholom, תפילה לשלום

Remembering those who fell at worship at:

The First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas 2017
Tree of Life Congregation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque, Christchurch, New Zealand 2019
St. Anthony’s Kochchikade and St. Sebastian’s Church, Sri Lanka Easter 2019
Congregation Chabad, Poway, California Passover 2019

(Credit - Laura Beth Love)

Baby still wants a cuddle

Kitty still wants to play

The sun sets, undisturbed, and the world goes on its way.

As we bluster and point

And bewail our dead;

As strangers rant and posture

As jokes and bigotry bolt overhead:

Another lamp goes out.

Another lamp goes out.

Another lamp goes out.

And Humankind squats in the semi-dark, doubting whether there is a God, after all,

While God, looking down, searches almost in vain for something human,

Finds some lamps still burning,

And decides to let the sun rise just one more day.

John Evans
John Evans has written for theater and the big screen. His essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in several publications on the East and West Coasts.