Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Poetry Thursday 264 - Manchester 2017

A momentous week after the bombing at the Manchester Arena. My heart goes out to the families of those who died and to those who will have the scars for the rest of their lives.

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Music, celebrity worship and dance,
dashed before the alter of ignominy,
young people dead before they had chance,
to form opinions of their own, peacefully.

Lives snuffed out by a concussive blow,
carried out in misguided doctrine,
the perp himself, also laid low,
by malevolent teachings and blinded abnegation.

The best we can hope is to learn good refrain,
of optimum lives and from the dove,
to support each other and walk again,
in mutual regard and everlasting love.
©David L Atkinson May 2017

Words are inadequate in such situations however well intended.

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A handsome man with minimal talent,
who achieved his best in his charm,
as Ivanhoe, and Simon Templar gallant,
rescuing the damsels for his arm.

007 the archetypal consummate hero,
travelling the world to achieve his success,
at war with the villains of Fleming’s biro,
culminating in violence completed sans distress.

A gentle entertainer with heart of gold,
representing the UN on children’s needs,
taken from us with an illness of the old,
but remembered for countless heroic deeds.
©David L Atkinson May 2017

God Bless