Wednesday, April 18, 2007

One To Blame

It’s the guns!
It’s the guns!
No, it’s the people that shoot the guns.
Pressures of modern day living.
Life is too fast.
Leadership failure.
Mad human disease.
Overcrowding.
Globalization.
Moral decay.
Maybe some of all,
mostly, just the hatred of one.

25 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Such a sad senseless waste of life...loved the line "mad human disease"...well said Pat!

jel said...

tis very sad !

trinitystar said...

Yes, sad ... who makes the guns ... the people
we are self destroyers.
We were not born to become destructive. It is a mad human disease that seems to be increasing. Good poem Pat!

Margie said...

You said it so well Pat!
Thank you!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Writer on Board said...

you write wonderful poetry, pat. thank you.

polona said...

sad. and well said...

Britt-Arnhild said...

I want to believe that it is the hatred of one molstly. If not life is so difficult.....

Masago said...

Yes, all of the above.

Russell Ragsdale said...

This subject is really painful! I know something about loneliness, everyone who writes or does something unusual knows this problem well. We cross from the street where everybody walks to one where we are pretty much alone. But to let loneliness bend you so fatally and completely that you become so full of hate - to become small rather than somewhat larger from understandable suffering - this is something I cannot concieve of.

Nancy said...

Well said, "Moral Decay". Thanks for sharing. God help us all, no one is immune for the violence.

sage said...

nice political poem Pat, that sums up the problem-hatred.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you're right --- I'm tired more than usually, and I know it's from all of this ---

Carol said...

Excellent commentary.

floots said...

well said pat

Rethabile said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. What to say? I think it's the people that kill people, but if they didn't have a gun, then...

Nice rendition here, Pat

gautami tripathy said...

Useless killings but who cares?

Like you say, maybe some of all...
There aren't enough words to describe the tragedy.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks for this one, Pat. Well said and done in poetic music.

dsnake1 said...

it made the headlines over here too.

bright, young lives wasted just like that. what's going on?

david santos said...

Thanks for you poem, is very nice.

Pat, that this week is the best one that you had in all your life, congratulations.

Elween said...

i felt your words in such deep sorrow yet powerful. it just strikes our hearts to know the fact that how people suffer mentally yet not asking for help. in the end, he or she causes misery to the whole world.

Pat Paulk said...

I appreciate all the comments. As humans with consciences we all feel the pain of this epidemic of children killing children. There aren't any simple or easy answers. But one thing I think should be done is for the media to actually start acting as responsible citizens and stop exploiting these tragedies for their bank accounts. How carnivorious a society have we become? Or, maybe those in power have always been that blood thirsty. Enough of my rant.

JaneDoughnut said...

Last I heard they were blaming the movie "Oldboy." What absurdity.

Who knows what, specifically, causes some people to do this and others to turn out okay? I mean, we're all tormented by our peers at one point or another. Maybe we should all just try being a little nicer to each other.

Bill said...

experts
explaining evil
away

Nancy said...

"But one thing I think should be done is for the media to actually start acting as responsible citizens and stop exploiting these tragedies for their bank accounts"...
you said it all. I could not watch the tape, but I heard one of our local news people say they ONLY ran the tape ONCE because it was so disturbing. Why did they have to run it at all? The almighty $ rules the country...God help us all

tongue in cheek said...

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.