Grieving for America

I came across this under the title of “Grieving”, and I’d like to share it, as it speaks what many who are silent feel out of fear. This was not written by me, and the author is anonymous: I give my opinion below:

I grieve for AMERICA

Terrorists set a homeless man’s belonging on fire as he slept on the streets

Terrorists beat a store owner unconscious for defending his store. Left him for dead and passed away from the injuries he sustained.  Who grieves for him and his family?

Terrorists took the little hope that some small business owners, devastated by the COVID19 lockdown still held for the future and extinguished it.

Terrorists burned horses ALIVE trapped in a horse trailer.

Terrorists set fire to a luxury car dealership

Terrorists set fire to St. John’s Church in Washington DC

Terrorists set fire to a black-owned sports bar and then tried to steal what wasn’t burning.

Terrorists overturned a police car and to add insult to injury, a woman climbs up on the overturned squad car and takes a dump on it and is cheered on by onlookers.

82 black people shot and 19 dead in Chicago this past weekend and no one cares.

I GRIEVE for AMERICA and right now there is a knee on the throat of AMERICA and PEOPLE CAN’T BREATHE.


I am 69 years old and never in my lifetime would I see such hate and discord among Americans.  Yes, the Holocaust was horrible; The previous Wars were horrible; Death is horrible; Abortion is horrible, but what have we learned?  More hate it seems.  I hope that anyone who reads this article of mine, and has children and grandchildren, that time is taken to understand the consequences waiting for these children in the years to come if we don’t fix this hatefulness that is spreading throughout the world.  I pray to God every morning a prayer of mercy and forgiveness for all. 


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. Thank you for this haunting piece, Lynn! I knew about a couple of these horrific acts, but not all of them. I, too, grieve. The carnage against those with less power and no voice is beyond comprehension. It is beyond appalling. I love our country, and I hope this hatred and divisiveness will eventually subside.💖

    • We have to pray as we know that is powerful. Thank you Darlene for taking the time to read my article. God Bless

  2. Dear Nightingale – Jesus works through broken hearts. Prayers are definitely heard by Jesus through pain and sacrifice through this valley of tears. His justice will ultimately prevail. Good will conquer evil in the end. Amen!

  3. Sadly our beliefs are limited..we only see what we see and know what we know and in the end it is what it is.
    I grieve for America also in the sense that there’s a long road ahead. And all I can say is “Blessings on the Journey.” and may the journey lead everyone to a better place! Thx Lynn and I see we share the love of another irreplaceable hero…Blessed Mother Teresa! Loree xx