Vic

Vic


 

Sadly, no place is safe, not anymore
Churches, synagogues, mosques and schools
Army bases, daycare centers, even malls
In the cross-hairs of terrorists and fools.
 
Federal buildings, skyscrapers, airports
Railways, night clubs, even musical concerts;
Nowhere to congregate in peace and safety
For among us, in plain sight, many converts.
 
Yes, converts to loathsome ideologies
That preach religious and racial supremacy
Worldviews born of intolerance and hate
That since we don’t belong; we’re the enemy...
 
Guns, knives, improvised explosive devices
Automatic assault rifles spewing instant death
Lone wolves, children with suicide vests
Now part of our lexicon, just like crystal meth!
 
The innocents suffer most; bystanders killed
Or maimed, as they go about their daily existence
Attending school, joining a church prayer meeting
Or even watching a rock band from a distance...
 
Truly, no place is safe, not anymore
Alas! all we can do is hope; as we continue to pray
That preachers of intolerance; the apostles of hate
Renounce the enmity; let the hatred fade away!
 
Then we may live in peace and tranquility
By gunfire untouched, by mayhem unharmed
Undaunted and unbowed; confident and unafraid
Our futures hopeful, and our lives ever charmed!
 
10-04-2017
© Vic A Evora

A tribute to the victims of recent tragedies.

2017

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J Ann Crowder
about 2 years

We just don't know anymore. All we can do is walk out the door and HOPE. Life goes on as usual, and hopefully these events will cause us to love a little better. Great writing Vic!

Vic
Vic
about 2 years

Thanks for liking... Much appreciated

Nelson D Reyes
about 2 years

We are banished from the Garden of Eden once more! Leading us are the White, Red, Black and the Pale Horses straight to the fiery abyss of death and dark chasm of Tartarus World where Hades is waiting nibbling his claws.
It’s a blanket of hate we see all around us from all sides. Cloak of evil! Disguises! Hypocrisies! The word “Love” is blurry, not a 20/20 vision, lightly thrown word not deed.validated. #Sad!
You laid it out quite well Brod, thank you. Like.
Lest we forget: Hope remains ever a good unblemished four letter word.

Vic
Vic
about 2 years

Thanks for liking Brod.

Hey, you can make what you said above into a very interesting poem!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 2 years

@Vic: I already did. Will post later. Needs a little polishing.

Parker Jennings
about 2 years

Bravery is not a fear of death. Bravery is acceptance of fear and carrying on in the face of it anyway. A healthy dose of precautionary safety measures in public spaces is best; paralysis into inaction is not. Good poem Vic, truly love is the only solution

Vic
Vic
about 2 years

Thank you for liking Parker.

Barb Clarke
about 2 years

Sadly there is a lot of truth in your poem, nice tribute Vic.

Vic
Vic
about 2 years

Thank you Barb. It's a sad era to live in unfortunately.

Robert L. Martin
about 2 years

I don't know what is worse, at the Roman coliseum when they crucified the Christians or today when demented maniacs are shooting at crowds of people. I guess nothing is safe these days.

Vic
Vic
about 2 years

I’m afraid so Robert

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