Counting Costs

Say the words of prayer and grief, lament the price of life’s cruel thief

Close the coffin, light the pyre,
forty-nine dead, when will we tire

Of violence, untimely loss,
naming names and counting costs?

After Columbine, Aurora, Newtown?
San Bernadino, Orlando, Charleston?

Too many times, too many lives,
close the coffin, on sons and wives.

Daughters and fathers laid to rest
a clueless nation fails the test.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

7 thoughts on “Counting Costs”

  1. Well put. Stop all the clocks… If we have hope, it may take a while. Will there be 60 votes? Is there not 60 among you? Perhaps, I thought, how different it would be had ONE elected Congressman’s son or daughter were in The Pulse? Hmmmm. Or ONE random act of violence not at a night club, not at a movie theater, but what if at a movie set, say an assassination of Brad Pitt or George Cloony. Would things REALLY change?

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