The Joker

With the unfortunate events of Aurora, Colorado which happened on 20th July 2012 still fresh in our minds as we mourn and reflect, I capture in words ‘pictures’ of the incident and our thoughts.

 

Angry Joker

 

Orange hair

Youthful face

Intelligent chap

Introvert

Nice smile

Movie patron

 

Mental imbalance

Cannabis

 Terrorist

  Thug

Maniac

 

Bang, bang, bang

Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat

Dozen fallen

Two score and eighteen affected

 

Dark Knight rising

Nemesis to knight

A joker

Anger

Planned deed

Bewilderment

Another shock

A joke

 

The Slain

 

Where are you O slain?

Who are you O slain?

What are you O slain?

 

People?

Family name?

Brothers, sisters?

Mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts?

 

 

Liberty?

    Entertainment?

        Learning?

           Civil rights ?

              Happiness?

                        Hope?

                            Trust?

                               Normalcy?

                                     Safety?

 

Where will it end?

 

We smiled to bring balance

But there was no balance

We cowered in fear

But there was no respite from fear

We shrugged in defiance

But there was no power in our defiance

We hoped for a better day

But there was no better day

We wish it would end

But there was to be no end

 

Columbine

    Virginia Tech

       Tuscon

          Aurora

 

Loughner,

      Seung Hui Cho

          Holmes

 

Tragedy

God help us

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