Instead of accepting differences,
they pull a trigger
oblivious to the cries.
Instead of promoting unity (world peace would be too naiive),
they drown innocent humans
in their own blood.
Day by day
Bodies helplessly collapse to the ground.
Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children
reach their hands out as they fall
for one last hug,
one last word,
a substitute for a prayer to live.
Normal days turn into nightmares.
Over fifty killed at home
and eighty next door.
Headlines spew out the word “Terror”
as if this is our norm:
People tumbling to their deaths
and reckless acts even the imagination is afraid of.
We spend our lives learning how much we’ve evolved
but we make great efforts tearing that apart.