Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Thank you for the prayers.  (Photo/CNN)

Bomber killed an 8 year old.  I hope the bastard's proud.
First was at the Finish Line; the second, down the block.
Here in Massachusetts we're still in a state of shock.

Witnesses described it as a loud, percussive thud...
Thought it was a celebration - then they saw the blood.
First responders to the scene arrived in seconds flat;
Faster than the runners who won olive for a hat.

I don't know how many lives they saved, but 3 were lost.
Can't begin to calculate the pain these bombs will cost.
Near the victory bridge - in April breezes - flags unfurled...
Boston  mourns explosions that sent shock-waves 'round the world.



  1. Beautiful poem. don't know what else to say.
    Am touched.

    1. Thank you Coreena. You are being far too kind.