Poetry Day: Do We Miss the Point?

Alucard from Hellsing (Best I could find)

(I wrote this one way back in 2013.  Kind of messed up that I can’t remember the incident that triggered the poem, but I can connect it to so many since that day.  I still ask this same question at times even though I know the answers is ‘yes’.)

I saw an article
Posted on the web
It spoke of murder
On a horrific scale
A man deranged and dark
A group of innocents
Whose time should not have come


I broke my promise
To avoid the comments
Because they used to make me mad
Idiots behind their screens
Never thinking before typing
Yet I thought it would be different
I wanted to see the compassion
For those that went away


I should have kept the promise
For my anger rose quite fast
Political rhetoric
Religious fervor
Atheist victory cheers
Gun demonization
Gun worship
They fill the comments full


I stare at my screen
Amazed and disgusted
Having to search hard
To find a polite post
A prayer for those who passed
Good wishes to the families
I seek something positive
So I do not despise my species


Do we miss the point?
Ignoring the truth of events
People have died
A human monster’s evil act
Has caused such pain and loss
Yet these fools start fights
Over gods and men
Who are praying for the fallen

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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5 Responses to Poetry Day: Do We Miss the Point?

  1. L. Marie says:

    Sad that you don’t remember what prompted the poem. But as you said, it seems apt for today.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A profound and sad commentary on human response to a tragedy. Well done, Charles.

    Liked by 2 people

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