Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Before we forget Newtown tragedy: another posting of poem ANOTHER POEM ABOUT GUNS.

Given that the media will be focusing on avoiding the Fiscal Cliff into early January, it's appropriate to repost this poem to keep some attention on the disease of gun violence directed at random individuals:


saw the four-year-old boy

with his mother

at a Target store in the Valley

and the boy had a plastic toy pistol—

black with orange painted on the barrel

to tell everyone it’s not real—

and the boy waves the gun

and yells BAM! BAM! BAM!

I hope and pray that someday

the boy’s mother

will make sure he knows

the exact place

where fantasy stops

and tragedy becomes eternal

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