Ponderings: Lament for Caylee

How lonely sits the city

Weeping for its children;

No one should be thrown away like trash.


Circumstantial evidence, they say;

No way to prove guilt,

But even dots can be connected

And when they are,

They look like the face of a mother.


Now we turn tragedy into theater

Selling crime and horror to the highest bidder.

We turn murder into insanity; we play pranks on the dead.

The Fall is complete.

God, save us!  We perish under the anvil of a pseudo-celebrity addicted world.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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1 Response to Ponderings: Lament for Caylee

  1. jodie howell says:

    Yes, we now live in the United States of Entertainment and the Casey Anthony case and trial was the Ultimate Reality Show. Apart from the gospel of Christ, the only “hope” (empty and deadly though it be) is to compare notes with lives that are more broken and messed up than our own, blindly fooling ourselves into thinking that we’re doing okay . . .

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