Sunday, April 21, 2013

Violence Becomes Normal

When the bomb dust has settled
injured and dead identified
mourners shed their tears
then life goes back to normal.

Normal is; another bomb may fall,
another horrific incident to fill the news,
and in the quiet evenings
more tears and sighs.

I don’t want violence to be normal
I want it to be a rare occasion
an affront to the citizens of my community
and every defense provided to keep
it from my front door. 

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