Tragedy In America

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A statement of a current affair.

Submitted: July 20, 2012

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Tragedy in America

By M. E. Riddle

A cultural phenomenon

Tragedy in America

This cowboy rage

Always in Colorado.

A gunman opens fire

In a school, a church, a theater

Always the same

Opening a hole in the world.

The Vatican responded

So did France, China, and the rest-

Argentina, Japan, Russia, India

I myself detest.

The NRA will do their best

To defend the right to bear arms

I will never understand

Their mindset of harm.

This American culture

It’s difficult to fathom

We murder our children

And the world remains candor.


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