a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jonestown...

dVerse~Poets Pub  has challenged writers to speak of tragedy with poetry.

JJ's Followers

The innocence of Grape Punch
Died forever that day
Along with many
Who saw with
Blind eyes
Holding the hands
Of their children
Believing this was
The Way
The Truth
The Light
When it was only
A crazy man
With crazy people
Grasping for an excuse
To feel worthy
As they helped
Their children die
For NOTHING

12 comments:

Irene said...

Very sad, but splendidly written.

LindaG said...

Very well written Gail. ♥

aka_andrea said...

such senseless loss...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Makes one wonder...

Claudia said...

just terrible...ugh..makes my heart bleed

Sandra said...

you hit the nail smack dab on the head..great job

SaucyKod said...

Very Sad, very senseless act - Poem well written.

Sue said...

Well done, Gail. You really captured this.

=)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Very moving, really tells of the horror and futility of that awful tragedy.
Lynne x

Anna Graham said...

This event is burned into my childhood memories, one of many horrific eye opening experiences. Thank you for joining us.

DesertHen said...

An event that I remember well from my childhood! You captured it very well with your words!

Sandy said...

Terrible incident, I remember this incident from when I was a kid. Wonderful poem and dedication to all lost.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...