Darkness fell with innocence in tow
The serene sky marred by gunshot smoke
Signed by Death’s fiery signature
And crossed with wails that frayed stable ground.
A Testament with dilapidated bonds,
Is rescued from tongues of scarlet malevolence.
Refuge found in the Earth’s fracture shell
Where seven years seemed seven minutes
A calm aroused survivors to wake
And marvel at a grey brimmed sight beneath
Where a creature receives judgment’s fate.
Familiar profiles appear all around
Yet one stands out among the crowd
Adorned with finest silk and a crown of curls
She recognizes Him at once
And in disbelief is lifted high in His arms
Until He holds her as if not 17 but seven
“Welcome to heaven.”