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Sandy Hook

April 20, 2017

Sean Michael, September 2016

It started as a dream
It ended with a scream
in the darkness
Say “Hello” to the brokenhearted
Say “Goodbye” to the dearly departed

The sound of a gun
echoes through the hall
people stop
people run
people drop
people crawl

We’ve got nothing to say
except “that’s a damn shame”
and turn the other cheek
while the world goes insane
Politicians lie as they line their pockets
Children die
Mother’s cry
as another casket’s dropping

All I see is hate
All I feel is anger
In my own town
I feel like a stranger
My babies in school
Are they in danger?
Maybe I’m just paranoid
but can you really blame me?

Turn on the news
What do you see?
A murder mystery
pain and misery

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N.B. Sandy Hook Shooting

Posted for  dVerse Poets, Open Link Night #194, April 20, 2017


From → BLOG, Poetry

  1. This is a powerful poem! As a school teacher I feel the intensity of it, I feel the paranoia in the words. Those babies in the classrooms are all our babies. Stay strong and write on! JIlly 🙂

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  2. May we always remember them ~ The news nowadays are dreadful ~


  3. Sadly, the world is filled with mad men. Sandy Hook was particularly tragic since it claimed so many young lives. You have captured the mourning that still continues.


  4. Best wishes. Good reminder of that tragedy.


  5. I recall getting up in the middle of the night to write a cathartic poem about the Virginia Tech massacre. The horror of Sandy Hook needs to be kept in our hearts and minds, much as that of 9-11. We just can’t forget. And now, today, again in Paris.


  6. Powerful words! May they never be forgotten as we try to heal and hope for a brighter light. Stay strong!


  7. sanaarizvi permalink

    A strong poem and reminder of those who have departed. May their souls rest in peace…


  8. A timely reminder of our collective insanity.


  9. hypercryptical permalink

    Thank you for the reminder – how quickly we forget and move on…
    The world remains in chaos – tis a frightening thing.
    Anna :o]


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