Dishonor Roll

Seems like everywhere we look
There’s someone aping Sandy Hook.
Just on campuses alone
You’re safer in a battle zone:
The list that follows only shows
Attacks where someone died, and those
Are quite enough. Please, take the time
To read the full list, purged of rhyme.

Deep breath. Tamp revulsion’s fires…
Here we go.

First up, Fort Myers;
Hazard, KY; Chicago, too;
Then Sparks; Arapahoe; Purdue;
Next, Orangeburg; then Raytown, MO;
And Motown; Griffith; (lots to go)
Milwaukee; then the schoolyard battle
Moves northwest to sad Seattle;
Troutdale; Benton, Misery*
(*With two in MO, that works for me);
Now blast back east to Newport News;
Now south to Fairburn (Langston Hughes);
Marysville; Pittsburgh, PA;
Columbia; Merced, CA;
Goldsboro; Cleveland; Converse, Tex.;
Wichita; Savannah’s next;
Then Sacramento (SCC);
Then Cleveland, Miss.; then UCC
In Roseburg; now, San Bernardino

…which completes this list, but we know
Better than to think that’s true
For long.

I’m sick of this, aren’t you?

Advertisements

About Michael

Silliness is good
This entry was posted in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Dishonor Roll

  1. It’s far past time to arm responsible citizens – teachers in schools, those going to theaters, those in businesses, etc. Those who are responsible for all the attacks are cowards, preying on the defenseless. Bristle with guns and they will stop in some cases and be slowed in others.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s