Join Diane, MotherOwl, and Mimi in writing a poem on this topic, if you like.
You can leave your poem in the comments here or post on your own blog. If you do the latter, please leave a comment here so we can find you.
Use the topic or choose another; the idea is to get our brains working.
Every time I tried to write a poem this week, all I could feel was such melancholy after last weekend's shootings. A palpable sadness hangs in the air around our province. The death count is at 22 victims now, plus the shooter. He apparently had a fight with his girlfriend, assaulted her and then started on his rampage, targeting people he knew and killing others he did not know but who just happened to be in his way. Police have had to deal with sixteen crime scenes and five structure fires complicating their investigations.
I realize there have been shootings with much larger numbers in other places, but this is being classified as the worst Canada has seen in modern history. And the senseless, focused, pre-meditated cruelty of this man as he went about his slaughter makes the mind reel.
So many families have been dealt a loss from which they will never recover.
The fact that this happened within an hour's drive of my home, and close to the homes of family members, doesn't help my state of mind either.
Thank you for your kind and supportive comments on my last post. I truly appreciate your thoughts and I'll be back. I'm not sure when, but I'll be back.
And I'll update the topic for next week when Diane has posted it.
|Trees in my neighbourhood