Not Calm nor Bright

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All is calm, all is bright

Until shattered by the unthinkable

Shots ring out amid terrified screams

Each shot piercing our souls as well

As one by one they are silenced

Beautiful, sweet spirits rise

Returning to their creator

A cauldron of tears, anger, and anguish

Stirs and boils over with each reflection

Questions of why repeated over and over

Questions of how those in power

Continue to bow to those who fill their coffers

Deliberate inaction makes accomplices of each one

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Wounded Butterfly Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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67 thoughts on “Not Calm nor Bright

  1. Thank you. I’ve been struggling with finding any words that are adequate to begin to name this horrific tragedy, as well as struggling with where to contain the pain inside. Thank you for putting some words to this.

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  2. These last lines Dwight.
    How do they live with themselves?
    💖
    “Questions of how those in power

    Continue to bow to those who fill their coffers

    Deliberate inaction makes accomplices of each one”

    did you take this amazing picture?
    💖

    Like

  3. All my life, the Republicans have been the fat cat villains, but even they keep finding lower depths to sink into. Trump cheers for Putin, and plots his comeback. Jesus weeps ad infinitum.

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  4. A powerful poem, Dwight, with a very powerful last line. Amen to that. Somehow, we are only ever left with questions, aren’t we? Deliberate inaction when you have the power to change things is enabling the crime. Well written ❤

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