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Mayhem at the Marathon

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Mayhem at the Marathon

The world is filled with wackos;
How horrible and sick
To plant some bombs and walk away – 
What makes such people tick?

What satisfaction can be gained
By knowing you’ve destroyed
So many lives? A question
That would even stymie Freud.

A joyous day, the marathon;
For Boston, it’s supreme – 
The runners at the finish line
In constant steady stream…

Then boom! A bomb explodes,
A second following behind,
To permanently shatter
Everybody’s peace of mind.

We watch the images repeat
And just like J.F.K.
Or 9/11, we get hooked
And cannot look away.

I guess the bomber’s purpose, then,
Like those who’ve gone before,
Is playing puppet master – 
Only that and nothing more.

But people aren’t puppets
So if evil’s got the strings,
There’s no end to the heartache
That his awful action brings.

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Peace.

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:59:00 AM
    This is so true, my dear and so so sad. We live in a sick sick world. My heart goes out to those who mourn and who are still in a state of shock. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this tragedy. May God comfort you all! Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:59:00 AM
    - A brutal world! - Well written Ilene. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Very true Ilene...

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 5:20:00 PM
    I can't wait to see who claims responsibility for this egregious act. Good write as usual, Ilene.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 4:25:00 PM
    There is no way to peace, there is only peace" --Gandhi --