One broken-hearted, broken-egoed, broken-minded man
took four lives today.
Pain for pain
Pain for innocent families
Pain for everyday people
just at work doing their work-a-day jobs
in the wrong place at the wrong time
between enraged man and his target.


A community in shock
Asking questions
Wanting to know who and why and what if
It’s all we can talk about
We are all connected to the victims
We know someone who went to high school with her,
someone who wore the same badge as him,
someone who looked forward to her smiling face at the bank,
someone who practiced law with her,
who called him daddy, who called her grandma,
who went to his birthday party,
who watched her grow up,
who kissed him good night every night.
We are a community who knew them,
who feels for them and their families.


Mourning rain today as a community struggles to accept
Struggles to make sense out of senseless
Frozen in grief
We all stopped
forgot our everyday worries
Paused to remember our mortality
To remember the fragility of this precious life
To remember to say our “I love yous”
and hold our loved ones tight.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday…

We remember


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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One Response to Shooting

  1. Camille Anderson says:

    Sue, would you like to use this poem at Sunday service followed by a prayer?



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