So Many Being Taken So Soon



shot fired in darkness,
blood on street curb
flowing into gutter,
gunpowder-smoke
in the night air mixed
with the stench of death,
chalked outline of a dead body on concrete
marking the spot where the young man fell,
yet, bullets remain the constant
cause of lives lost across the land.
Until Jesus comes
we may never be able to curtail
the deaths,
Mothers will still be notified
that their child's life has been taken,
Fathers will question "Why?" with angry voices,
The police will leave to answer, yet, another call
somewhere down the road
far from justice -
where gunfire has taken the life of another innocent youth.
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Submitted on September 05, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRAS
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 602
Words 109
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

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