Slain In Streets (poem)

A friend I knew was slain in streets today

A victim of injustice people say

But what would come to flame up their dismay

The evidence was kept in disarray


The anger of the people quickly grew

As focus on the mishap others drew

So much was built on little that they knew

That mobs of sheer confusion saw them through


They rushed to buy the latest thoughts today

As one more image one more speaker drew

Some wondered of the stories that they knew

Not seeing there was truth in disarray


A crime was buried as the shouting grew

Was all their fault would other people say

As some would climb this mountain of dismay

And others counted money flowing through


In time they sought a newer disarray

As shroud of fog now covers this dismay

No matter what tomorrow’s headlines say

A friend I knew was slain in streets today

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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Excruciatingly sad.

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Sadly, it happens.

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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

This is really sad and unfair.

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Sad reality to deal with indeed.

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

A sad truth.

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