Shots rang out
through the air
nerves let go
a troubling fair
ground came close
hard and cold
cries arose
confusions host
death sang again
an untimely tune
six dead lay
prematurely soon
what of this
mess of one
right to bare
brethren without care
others shall pray
most will say
bold is the ballot
choice our decision
cold is the bullet
buried and driven
nation of choice
warriors we
shocked when
abhorrent choice
follows thee
© 2011 tgwithin
Sadly this still applies. I wrote this after Gabby Giffords was shot. There are now 59 souls flung into the wild west dust, all for naught, wake up America.

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Comment by J.P. Hart on October 5, 2017 at 12:44pm

Good to get the day in early here on Our Salon, tgwithin, thank you!

I remember ... that live feed from KGUN, Tucson, AZ, as a Congolese emigre RN and I and Gloria (who was bedridden with an artificial joint implant) the three of us frozen in the moment, seemingly the TV blood-red breaking news gun smoke yet wafting around the body bags and emergency respondents that bright and sunny day.

And what an American story: the humanistic Congresswoman and senior astronaut.

Topically, my wish is that David Cullen, the great author of Columbine, it would be another seminal read if Mr. Cullen would work the LV-NV massacre into comprehensible form, toward keeping the violence, keeping the violence of anti-personnel weaponry locked away from the very ill and deranged diabolical poor souls who walk among us with nothing but pathos obsessing their schizophrenic compunction to maim and kill.  I mean, what the hell, earlier journalists reported that 

Comment by J.P. Hart on October 5, 2017 at 12:51pm

bump stocks are sold out. Loop holes and gun lobbyists...i mean really? 

Comment by tgwithin on October 6, 2017 at 2:05pm

We'll soon find that Paddock was ill and on some kind of drug I suspect.

Comment by tgwithin on October 6, 2017 at 5:01pm

The NRA will use this to advance silencers, which bad choice would you choose, all guns equal death. That's a fact, now ask yourself, why?


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