A year ago today, a man in Connecticut opened fire on innocents and educators. This poem is for them.
what evil wrought the twisted brier
causing him to open fire ~
slaughter hearts of innocents,
sweetest gifts of angels sent
among us, to remind us of
what’s essential, what is love
twisted mind whose wielded ‘right’
expressed his hate with gun of might
and snuffed them out, the madness toll
killed them twice ~ crushed the soul
put out the moon, pull down the stars
wrap the babe’s unsightly scars
make a shroud of blackened sky
so cold the slab on which they lie
cancel Christmas for all time
leave tears, for this, the greatest crime,
to wash their wounds of powder blast,
then dress them well, for this, their last
sleigh ride, to Santa’s sombred cave
then send them to their silent grave.
(c) Niamh Clune 2012, All rights reserved
Photo courtesy of the Parker Family via AP photo
DR. NIAMH CLUNE (On the Plum Tree) ~ is the author of the Skyla McFee series: Orange Petals in a Storm, and Exaltation of a Rose. She is also the author of The Coming of the Feminine Christ: a ground-breaking spiritual psychology. Niamh received her Ph.D. from Surrey University on Acquiring Wisdom Through The Imagination and specialises in The Imaginal Mind and how the inborn, innate wisdom hidden in the soul informs our daily lives and stories. Niamh’s books are available in paperback (children’s books) and Kindle version (The Coming of the Feminine Christ). Dr. Clune is the CEO of Plum Tree Books and Art. Its online store is HERE. Niamh’s Amazon page is HERE.