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Saturday, December 15, 2012

No Sunshine at Sandy Hook: "Imminent Danger"

 
 


Imminent Danger

By Frank R. Thompson, December 15 2012


No love
Protects
Their precious souls.

No plans
Insure
Their lofty goals.

No door
Shuts out
Their deepest fears.

No lock
Prevents
Their frightened tears.

No guard
Secures
Their fragile dreams

No word
Placates
Their frightened screams.

No dad
Will hear
Their distant pleas.


No mom
Will fill
Their desperate needs.

No one
Will quell
Their gunman's hate.

No God
Impedes
Their leaden fate.

No plea
Completes
Their missing parts.

No prayer
Returns
Their beating hearts.


Today
We made
Them shield their eyes.
Tomorrow
We tell
How friends can die.


Today
We hoped
With every breath
Tomorrow
Explains
These senseless deaths.

Today
We learned
Worst thoughts come true.
Tomorrow

We'll keep
This vow to you.

Today
We pledged
To twenty graves

Tomorrow
We'll end
The Monster's reign.


Today
We held
Each pristine child.
Tomorrow
We look
Behind their smiles.


Today
We searched

For reasons why
Tomorrow
We risk

More souls to die.


Today
They learned
Through evil's hand
Tomorrow

They'll find
Dark hearts in Man.


"Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak." --August Strindberg, The Dance of Death




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