I saw the crowds waving flags and cheering
I observed the brave long distance athletes running
I noticed the smiles and happiness everywhere
In one word it was impressive and stunning.
I heard the crowds screaming with trepidation
I saw concern and grief in the fearful faces
I noticed human blood splattered on the road
In one word it was utterly cruel and vexatious.
I heard the sirens sounding along the way
I saw the paramedics exhausted helping out
I noticed limbs and bodies all around
In one word I wanted to scream and shout.
I did not hear the perpetrators cheering their achievement
I did not see the offenders clapping for their deed
I did not notice the criminals shedding one tear of remorse
In one word these cowardice bastards agony decreed.