Poem: Massacre

I was there and I recall
how it felt to be a member,
of that group out in the hall
at the school in late September.

Who had gravitated thus
by an instinct for survival
having suffered on the bus
scorn preceding their arrival.

Those who know that misery
hesitate before condemning
but in secret empathy
nod in silent understanding

It should come as no surprise
that a soul pushed to its limit
in black fury should arise
to destroy the ones that hurt it.

Proud and beautiful were they.
Cruel and cutting, calculated
clever words that they would say
fragile hearts eviscerated.

See the panic in their eyes!
High above the weapon’s stutter,
agonizing choirs rise,
voicing screams he could not utter.

The killers are dead!
But not all.

For Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, and the others at Columbine then and now

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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