Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
This is the picture Teddy and Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, from Two Spoiled Cats, posted as the prompt for today’s poem.
This is an inspiring photo, but I debated on whether or not to even write a poem today or simply drape this page in black. The school shooting in Florida yesterday placed a pall on what should have been a day of love, friendship and happiness. Though I cannot begin to comprehend what the survivors and families impacted by yesterday’s event are experiencing, I decided to write about the sad and senseless shootings, which have become too prevalent in today’s culture.
Pain and Loss
Another insane act of violence
Turned a traditional day of love
Into one of hate and senseless killing.
Our civilization is unraveling.
Acceptance of one’s personal failings
And ability to manage petty grievances
Just does not exist for some people.
They place blame on the innocent
Then end, change and ruin lives forever.
My heart aches for those who died today
And for those who lost someone today.
Valentine’s Day forever will evoke
Feelings of pain and loss for parents,
Who will never again see their child,
Or delight in their growth and accomplishments.
May they find some comfort in knowing
Those compassionate people of the world
Grieve with them and send love and prayers.
© Janet Buickerood Blue 02/14/2018
I apologize to Teddy, Pam and Angel Sammy for such a sad contribution to poetry day. I do think they will understand.
To read Sammy’s poem, which he transmits from the Rainbow Bridge each week, click on his badge. You also will find poems and links to blogs posting poems in the comments.
It does become increasingly difficult to be thankful, but we are exceedingly grateful to all those who left us Valentine greetings yesterday. We will visit you today. Mom says she is truly thankful that she grew up at a time when the worst thing happening in schools were kids smoking in the bathroom.
We cherish each and everyone of our friends and pray that none were personally touched by yesterday’s violence.
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted each week by Biran’s Home. To join, click on his badge.
Senseless indeed. Your poem is filled with love and condolences for those who forever will miss their loved ones.
We love your poem. I would call it poignant. I have been so very busy this week. The never ending software rollout is rolling into its final stages and I have been working extra hours all week. Marv and I missed wishing you all happy Valentines day and and all the other adventures this week.
Your poem says it all. Another senseless tragedy. When will it stop? Sending purrs to all those affected by this latest school shooting.
Your poem is well written. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. XO
Such sadness. Knowing how we feel after losing our Daddy, we can’t imagine the horror of losing your loved one to something so senseless.
The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
I only found out about the shootings today 🙁 I’m so dissapointed this is still happening. Thank you for your poem.
It’s hard to believe such hatred exists. We grieve with those effected by this violence, and strive to only show love and understanding to all we meet.
We are sorry about yesterday’s school shooting in Parkland Florida. To much violence is happening. We all wish those kids and their families condolences and comfort.
When will all these senseless killings stop?
Poems are all emotion, and emotions are not always positive. But, they are valid and necessary. Just do not allow yourself to be caught in the web that evil weaves, or it will eat you alive. Feel the pain, but, then let it go. Be the change. Hugs.
Your poem is so appropriate. These shootings are always so sad and senseless, and I don’t think I’ll ever really understand them.
That was a work of art. You expressed my feeling as well. And Pam and Summer, in their comments spoke for me too. Had I written a poem (I don’t feel confident to do so) it would have been in that same genre I think as the picture evokes a feeling of contemplation.
Yesterday was a sad, sad day for so many but your words were good and on point. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Your poem is quite appropriate. What you wrote I feel too. You have a great way with words. Thank you for sharing.
A wonderfully written poem about the state of things in our society – it broke our hearts to learn of this yesterday on what should be a day of LOVE. For all those families whose lives changed forever, we send our sincere condolences. Senseless violence is beyond comprehension…..innocent lives gone…..people changed forever. I agree with you Janet about how in our day, the worst things that EVER happened were kids being caught for smoking or playing hooky. You said in your poem what we ALL are thinking……..my heart just aches.
We were all very upset by yet another school shooting – it’s getting to the point where it’s so common it is almost routine. Except it will never be routine. 🙁