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Can someone please explain to me How someone can kill and maim Then think of themselves as heroes Instead of barbaric and insane People aren't meant to kill and maim That's not the way it should be Meant to love and have families Only lunatics go on killing sprees What goes on in their sick ugly minds It's impossible to comprehend I'm angry and totally out of my mind Such a horrific message it sends People are totally incensed and enraged Want revenge for this cowardly act Remaining calm in spite of the rage Is a must to show we won't crack Can someone please explain to me What's happened to this world of ours Normal people don't do these things These lunatics, by a cause, are devoured © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:56:00 PM
    These are questions that that defy normal logic. That is the most frustrating part about it. They are devoid of pity or compassion . Very eloquent poem. SuZ

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Suzanne. Thank you dear friend, for your comments about this terrible, senseless act. Like everyone, I am in total shock... Jack
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 2:32:00 AM
    I was shocked when I heard this on the news! I don't understand what's going on in people's heads when they think that something as senseless as that is justified? I was also surprised that they actually blamed the bomber instead of the bomb... sure didn't do that with Sandy Hook!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/18/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I guess my poem explained my incredulous reaction to this senseless cowardly act! BARBARIC!!!
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:19:00 PM
    I don't think a cause is what drives these guys... Tho they may spout a cause... I think it's just an excuse and justification to cover their mental problems... Keep us smiling... These people do too much damage as it is... I'm not against guns, ect... I'm against these harmful crazies...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/17/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mental illness is exactly what these low life's suffer from. Crazies... yup! Hugs xoxoxox
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 9:53:00 AM
    I wish I could explain Jack, normal people don't do insane acts like this... a tragedy... always~ Linda

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/17/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A very sad day in Boston... a very sad day everywhere. The world is grieving.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
    It is horrific what had happened in Boston! I used to live there near Boston! What a tragedy this truly is! They are insane, whoever did this, they are lunatics for sure! I hate seeing violence like this in the world, it's such a depressing and painful thing to see! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning! Thank you for sharing this incredible piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 4/16/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am utterly without words to describe what I'm feeling right now. My poem doesn't really describe my horror and outrage!!! What a sad day...