An Accursed Abominable Deadly Epidemic

(alternately titled random axe of violence)


I calculated an average

of ~10.16.... deaths per year

of mass school shootings since Columbine,

a morbid benchmark where,


iGen / Gen Z 1995 - 2012 bore significant hit,

now students require armed guards to learn - veer

really within purportedly "safe places",

which statistics tracks a unilinear


trend, and justifiably causing

absolute zero reassurance

countering alarmist state of mind dust tear

ability to accept rationale


dismissing greater probability

prevails lightening will strike loved ones,

nonetheless share

ring understandable expressing


rightful salient concerns with school board

quotidian possibility son(s) and/or daughter(s) rare

lee remain mum at every opportunity,

how second amendment does not square


with democratic e pluribus unum firmament,

lieutenant management,

quintessential reverent tenets

pointing trigger finger of accountability


at lax gun purchasing rare

lee does emotional uproar demanding

immediate controls, limitations, restrictions,

et cetera on firearms scare


the bejesus from stalwart National Rifle Association,

whence spokesperson doth prepare

convincing rebuttal (lock, stock at barrel) overbear

ring lee outgun legitimate


parental concerns, now near

daily occurrence hardly cause a flinch glossed

inducing similar reactions as

sports home team defeated, sans mere


slightly raised eyebrows while headline news

when another tragedy gets tacked

unto the 122 students killed since Columbine

took innocent lives 19 plus years ago


which ho hum sacrifice of youth or teachers bare

lee induce ripple despite an increasing number

of spent bullets fallout inflicting

more than 208,000 vulnerable

impressionable psyches sorrows need a lifetime to air!


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world
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