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I Just Found Out

I just found out 
that my bubble of suburbs 
is just as vulnerable 
as the city's maze of dark alleys.
I just found out that my country 
is as borderless as a shoreline,
that cruelty ebbs and flows 
like the tide.
I just found out that a simple marathon, 
a gathering of the strongest people
and the most innocent children,
can become a catalyst 
for the darkest kind of evil.
Every morning, I turn on the news
with dimming hope... 
only to find out
what I don't want to know.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Heather ~A.O

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:30:00 PM
    Oh yes indeed Heather...We are so vulnerable and I think rather helpless to stop this madness...Also this evil phenomenon of mass murder in schools, malls, etc. is very upsetting...Beyond understanding...This poem nails it - Tim

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:03:00 AM
    Fantastic Heather. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Sadly, I often feel this same way......a true twist of the contest, and thoughts to ponder. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Great work. My favorite of all. Copngratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Congratulations Heather..great poem

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Precisely describes the calamity of good people going about life in the midst of evil. Well done

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:43:00 PM
    A piece of truth being told here.Its very sad to know whats happing...don't be despaired my dear...there is still hope

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 3:16:00 PM
    OMG, I just found the BEST entry in Susan's contest at least up until now. FAVE.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 3:16:00 PM
    also, sweetie, thanks for reading so many of my poems the other day.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Superbly phrased! Top notch poem here! Very fitting with the theme.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:35:00 AM
    A sad & harsh truth. This was a very necessary piece.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Oh, and yes, Frankenstein took out the naked old man on the lawn...haha...I'm sure this comment will greatly confuse some people.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:20:00 AM
    I feel ya, Heather. As always, you put this together so well....not too much, not too little, but the perfect amount to hit me. It should do VERY well in the contest.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Heather....bless you for highlighting this tragedy so well. Yes...the world has gone crazy and it's always the innocent who suffer. Great write. The news in this part of the world is full of things we don't ever want to know. Hugs.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Sometimes i think i had a nighrmare to find out it was pure truth.I wonder which demons linger to make the human unkind.I enjoyed reading your much reality there.