Prayer Interrupted – The Lights Burnt Out

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I heard you were traveling,
Prayed for safe flight –
You asked for prayers of luck .
Unusual, but I did not contest.

Unusual, but I did not contest
The candles I light each night.
I marveled at their light
Begin to think warm thoughts –

Begin to think warm thoughts
Of travels to where you were.
Of lights so bright, shows
Sounds upon sounds upon herds.

Sounds upon sounds upon herds
Standing, sitting upon blankets,
Listening to a musical soul
Singing with awesome power.

Singing with awesome power
His pain upon the crowd.
Prayer interrupted –
I am hauntingly halted knowing.

I am hauntingly halted knowing
My prayer is interrupted—
Candles flicker out unexpectedly –
Sit down as my head begins to spin.

Sit down as my head begins to spin.
Turn on the blabbering blubberer
Blabbing of dimming lights
On the brightest road of all.

On the brightest road of all
Lights blow out one-by-one.
Who’d have noticed the darkness
As Fifty-eight lights burn out?

As Fifty-eight lights burn out,
As fifty-eight souls rapture unannounced –
Interconnections short circuit
Fracturing in a burst of loss.

Fracturing in a burst of loss
Five hundred and eighty more lights bust
Unable to see or understand
Causation,
Corruption,
Casualties
Upon the sounds of a country in loss.

Upon the sounds of a country in loss,
A state in loss, a city in loss –
Is it dark without the Riviera?
Stardust,
Golden Slipper,
Hacienda?
Is the notorious Vegas sign gloomier?

Is the notorious Vegas sign gloomier
Overshadowed by perplexing violence
Snuffing out the torch flame’s.
Questions,
Quandaries,
Quackery,
Quaffing
Lives of young and old.

Lives of young and old
Lay upon the grounds of festivities,
Reminding the lights which remain
Devils of the mind surround us all.

Devils of the mind surround us all –
Yet we stand tall without paranoia –
Stand righteous and brave
Burning in compensation for those gone.

Burning in compensation for those gone
As if to overwhelm the reality
Of fifty-eight lights no longer burning
Of 580 more burnt out.

Of 580 more burnt out,
Visions prepare me of more to come
Then release me abruptly.
I return to Prayer interrupted –

I return to Prayer interrupted
Painfully calling out to humanity,
As I call your name humbly —
I heard you were traveling.