United We Fall

The bodies are piling up
again
as past becomes present
again.
A different time,
a different place,
different victims
and survivors

united
by innocence,
by grief
by failure,
failure
to protect
failure
to police

united
by the failure
of lawmakers,
of elected
and electors.
Failure.
Failure.
Failure.

So we cry out,
we victims who survived
you failed us
failed us
failed us.

Even the dead whisper an echo
but only the deaf will hear.

About the Poem

Related to school shootings in the USA and conflict in general.

About the Author

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places, and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality and writes hoping to find an audience for her musings. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Light Journal and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com/

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