Lament for Blue Christmas

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The “lament” is one of the oldest of human art forms. These poems of sorrow, usually including a request for divine intervention, go back several thousands of years. From Beowulf to the Illiad, from the Hebrew Bible to the Hindu Vedas, we find our human ancestors crying out in suffering, asking for relief, and promising to live better lives if only their dire circumstances might be changed.

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lament: Giffords, Tucson, Todos

Jared Lee Laughner

My heart is broken, my soul is sick because of last weekend’s attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a committed public servant whose life will never be the same.

I grieve for the death of nine-year-old Christina Green, who may have followed Rep. Giffords, or murdered Judge John Roll, into working on behalf of her fellow human cousins. I mourn for the four other people killed, and all those wounded (including five still in hospital). I ~read more~