The sunsets on another mass shooting.
The rain washed the blood away.
No water can erase the pain.

Now we lay down photos, candles, and flowers.
Your memories they help us keep.
We gather together.
Hand in hand,
On bended knees across the land.

There’s a chill in the air,
The sun disappears.
Darkness falls silent,
Flowing like tar covering the light.

We now lay down too sad to sleep.
Our slumber, a waterbed of tears.

The sun rises early today.
It brings the dawn of possibilities.

It brings a brand new day.

The grass, the trees, and the flowers glisten.
The sun’s golden rays shine down on them,

Drying their tears,
The mourning dew that covers them.