Poem: Where Does The Pain Go?

In memory, and in reflection, of 9/11


Where does the pain go
When no longer can you take hold
When the fires devour hope
When the moment claims life

Where does the pain go
When man annihilates man
When terror rules reason and heart
When the unspeakable defies God’s name

Where does the pain go
When the innocence is lost
When suspicion and fear hover
When trust is betrayed

Where does the pain go
When a life is saved
When love holds a memory
When grace touches the tearful heart

Where does the pain go
When spirit and soul awaken faith
When destiny abides in God’s light
When the silence offers guidance

Where does the pain go
When determination and resolve assemble
When purpose and plan are set forth
When in the name of God, life, beauty and love are called.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Poet Laureate

Orangetown, New York

In Dedication to The Human Spirit

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Rose Marie Raccioppi September 10, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Orangetown 9/11 Ceremony: On Tuesday, September 11 the Town of Orangetown will host a September 11 Memorial at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at Town Hall, Orangetown, New York
Rose Marie Raccioppi September 11, 2012 at 07:28 AM
Vocal Performance of Where Does The Pain Go Marci Elyn Schein click to listen - http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10180902?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook
Carolyn September 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Beautiful- Thank You
Rose Marie Raccioppi September 11, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Carolyn, Thank You... blessings and peace.


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