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 Together let us pause to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died, and to honor the heroes of that day, and each day since who have sacrificed to save lives, protect our freedoms and hold to the promise of our country.
With prayer and blessings.
Where Does the Pain Go, Watercolor, Etched Glass, Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2001.
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