Remembering Oklahoma City
Robert Earl Keen is a close observer and chronicler of humanity. This blackout poem uses the lyrics of his song “Shades of Gray“, which manages to convey the emotions of the time and place without ever once directly referring to the bombing.
“We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.”