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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Tragedy, 4.15.13

DISCLAIMER: I don't own the YouTube video embedded in my poem. No copyright infringement intended. I thank YouTube, the video uploader, The Boston Globe, for capturing the horrible, unexpected event.

Explosions at Boston Marathon, 4.15.13

what really happened?
the marathon runners were out there
racing for a noble cause
by the thousands from all over the world
others have crossed the finish line
while others were still running 
then there's the explosion
after another unexpected explosion
to the consternation of all 
there's chaos and confusion 
and panic everywhere...
there were injuries reported
and three dead confirmed
as of press time today...
while the police, emergency rescue workers were busy
figuring out what to do, to save, to protect
to secure the area that's already in terror
reminiscent of post 9/11...
oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...
what really happened?
who would ever thought
this unexpected, unthinkable tragedy?
see those waving flags on the background
while The Stars and Stripes standing proud and tall?
who did this horrible distraction
of this international sporting event
dedicated to the deadly newton shooting spree
supposed to be...
a celebration of human spirit
in unity with the rest of humanity
but what went wrong?
cacophony, chaos, confusion, crying
oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...!
why, why, why, why, why...
God, where were you
when we needed you?
Jesus, come shed your light
and inflame us with your love and peace..!
prayers poured out on the internet
messages of condolence overflowed everywhere
while investigation continues...
when do we have the answers to our questions
who, what, why, why, why...?
(c) 2013 by Chris A. Quilpa

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