The sky looked on.
Powerless.
Shock.
Disbelief.
It saw what was happening
and couldn't stop it
and couldn't help
and couldn't warn
and couldn't weep.

The sky looked on.
Powerless.
Shock.
Disbelief.
It saw the destruction
and couldn't undo it
and couldn't help
and couldn't mourn
and couldn't weep.

The sky looked on.
Powerless.
Shock.
Disbelief.
It heard the wailing
and couldn't stop it
and couldn't help
and couldn't soothe
and couldn't weep.

The sky looked on.
Proud.
Honoured
Bittersweet.
It saw the helping
and the solidarity
and the unity
and the courage
and couldn't weep.

The sky looked on.
Nervous.
Anxious.
Uncertainty.
Awaiting retribution
and couldn't stop it
and couldn't condemn
and couldn't condone

and the sky wept.