“Loser” and “Coward” doesn’t help.
Your anger against the shooter doesn’t
help—your judgment just creating more
tension, tension leading to the next shooter
who lets it out with a horrible bang.
Shh! Judge not, lest ye be judged.
Ye without sin may cast the first stone,
so reach not for stones, you know there
are things within you needing work!
Breathe. Shh! It’s okay to just grieve;
then minister to the next super-shy, quiet
Often they are children who have not met
a nice person in a while.
Those doing bad things often haven’t
seen a Good thing in some time, if at all.
The Devil is strong, and Wide is the path
to destruction, as the Nazarene carpenter’s
son said. Many are in trouble, heading
down, so instead of throwing rocks at
the drowned, look up and help!!
Here is the next shooter, there’s the next;
they walk among us now, so pray to
God for strength, and get in the way of
Look inside you to change, not outside—
with a pointed finger, saying “if only
they, they, they…” You speak of madmen,
psychopaths to avoid the deep interior
Anger doesn’t work, the killer
killed himself, too—so say a prayer
for his family and soul, to love all God’s
children the goal.
There is no “motive” for mass murder,
as motive implies reason, and we are
in the area of irrational acts,
Like drinking flammable liquids, taking
doctors’ drugs to imply God made us
in a faulty way—
the thought that we can control stuff,
know the unknowable and suddenly
change the world.
Then the world changes, and we spin
around the sun a while, think we did
a good thing.
We are powerless—all of us, so thank
a Higher Power for another day, mourn
the dead who fell from a shooter today,
a hurricane tomorrow—
Life full of death making it all right to
be grateful for life, and folks:
Beware of high crowds, tight spaces,
and going where it seems “everyone else