Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

April 15, 2013


Heart sliced open.
Eyes running faucets..
Dry salty face.. can't swallow,
But choke.  More names on list
After Newtown.  More.  :(  Why,
I ask again.  Though not about me.
Children happily watch with
Families.  Who knew??  More confusion
For all.  It's Patriot's Day.  Flags wave,
People run for hope and happiness.
But run into horror.

A rush of people to help.
Even amidst violence.. goodness
Shows!  Tears, shouts of pain, and
Many, many
Questions.  Why this time??  I heard
some upset about tightened security.
Seriously?  Some might be behind 'schedule'?
Does it matter?  Really?  Their selfishness shows in
Neon.  None of us an island..
A lone rock in the sea.  But sometimes i
Wonder.  Their self importance idiotic!
Simple inconvenience.  Just deal people.
My head goes back in sand, if
only a little.  I want some good
News as my heart breaks.  So i pull my
Head out, and watch some news.

It's not good, but i have to know.
To go outside myself.  Where the rest
Of our world lives
And loves.  I'm not an island.  But i'm profoundly
Sad.  I shake my head.. Not again!
But i'm riveted to TV.  Answers..
Not yet.  My body shakes in
anger and sadness.  I pound a
Pillow some.  Disbelief, sickness.
Still i count my blessings and pray for those
Hurt and Lost.  Remember my beautiful
Family and great friends.  Know i'm one person, but hope my
Thoughts and prayers count.  I wish peace for all,
But, it may be a long wait...  Love to all... and the truth will
Come out...

I'll be back soon.  M