Are you looking?

Dark days
no cloud
to obscure the view
don’t look away
baby on the beach
another child
who won’t grow up
mama lost
papa lost
your loss
is our loss

Black Wednesday
blood lost
how much can we
afford to lose-
don’t look away
death in Charleston
more children
who won’t grow up
your loss
is our loss

Call me childish
but what does idealism cost
no fog to pretty the sight
of carnage in San Bernardino
it lessens all of us
don’t look away
don’t turn tail
don’t run

Dark night
no cloud
to obscure the view
don’t look away
from Orlando
someone’s babies
are in the road
son lost
daughter lost
your loss
is my loss

Dark days
no cloud
to obscure the view
don’t look away
babies holding guns
another child
who won’t grow up
mama lost
papa lost
your loss
is our loss

4 thoughts on “Are you looking?

  1. I don’t write poetry, per se; but, let me suggest an idea for someone else to explain. It can be considered on a philosophical plain, or even in today’s political vein . And, perhaps some might view it as the oft-quoted, much-attributed thought: If we don’t learn form History, we are destined to repeat it. But here goes:

    How do we know that we have a future, if we’re not sure that we had a past. Consider: If life, like any journey is how we traverse from Point A to Point B, and right now we are in the Middle, somewhere. Please share your thoughts.

    TKS.

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  2. I’m not sure I understand fully. I tend to look at time in a straightforward, linear fashion.
    My husband likes the subject of time travel and speaks of all times in different realities happening concurrently, side by side

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