Friday, March 25, 2016


our lives are just
too predictable
to appreciate
 a world where someone
would strap explosives
around their waists
to kill people so randomly

we’re told
that if we change our routines
they have won
how simplistically we believe
and go about our business

feeling powerless to do more
than make a fleeting offering
of thoughts and prayers
flag lightshows on our landmarks
candlelight vigils
bouquets, poems and tears on sidewalks

going about our daily lives
is just what they want because
they know
we will be too busy
too occupied

to stop them…

Barry DeCarli
March 23, 2016
On Hammond Pond
©Barry DeCarli

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