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: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 

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