The Ivory Tower

Yesterday I wrote this in response to the 20/20 special that I viewed on Camden. It is my hope and prayer that you read it and digest it.
The ivory tower to which I’ve resigned
Crumbles around me
Isolation so complete
Silence broken
One story
One face
One city
Brings me to my knees
Heart pierced so deeply
Bleeding
Weeping
Recalling the days
The scents, the energy
Hope restored to a few
Fuels a city
A church
A people
The wails of a mother haunt my mind
Hungry children cry
Desperate for One
One to believe, to encourage
The cancer of complacency
Killed as the tower is destroyed
A raw heart beats
Once again
For a beloved city

© 2007 deneenwhite

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