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In Honor of Those Affected by the Events of July 20th, 2012 in Aurora, CO
An escape from reality as I situate myself in front of the TV;
momentarily consider changing the channel before something shocking catches me –
a special report, a barrage of details I try to sort:
a shooting in Colorado has colored the ironically breathtaking landscape in the bloody shade of broken hearts.
Lives taken at a movie premiere, I try to imagine myself being there,
attempt to bring them shelter by wishing them here,
but it quickly becomes clear that it's much "too late,"
a phrase I've been using much too much as of late.
I reflect on the dismal circumstances –
cruelly stripped of their worldly existence,
there is no doubt that the tragedies were.
But the one thing I feel those victims should never fear
is exactly what happens when it comes time to leave here.
We'll miss them sure, our hearts have sunk,
and it would be quite a feat to pull such sunken hearts back up,
but those we've lost on this unforgiving day
have been forgiven, their sins absolved away.
No longer must they worry; no longer will they get choked up
when they turn on the TV to a view of a world so messed up.
So, I guess what I'd like to say is "it'll all be okay,”
but I know how it hurts when it's new.
Just take solace in the fact that someday they'll be back,
and then they can share their novel paradise with you.
Submitted on September 26, 2015
Modified on March 05, 2023
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|Closest metre||Iambic heptameter|
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