Death in a grocery store

We might have died in childbirth;
We might have died in war;
None of us imagined
Death in a grocery store.

We went out buying fruit and meat,
Fresh eggs and chicken breasts.
We wanted to make dinner
For this night’s Sabbath Feast.

But noone knew that soft goodbye
Was to be our last;
A few shots and some bullets
Another life has passed.

What were our young children
going to feel tonight….?
We should be serving love and food
As candles give their light.

Candles burn in memory
Of all the innocent,
who are caught up in tragedies
That someone else invents.

Let young men delude themselves
And politicians too….
Don’t forget those murderers
Could be me and you….

We are not so different
But for circumstance.
The murderers and their victims turn
In a macabre dance.

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About Kate Thwaite

I love writing , conversation, art, wild flowers, music and air.And books
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2 Responses to Death in a grocery store

  1. kalabalu says:

    Death awaits us..bloody or calm
    In rough sea or beach side under palms
    untimely ..if we are young
    tragically when killed
    we all must die one day
    Hope it is peaceful..I pray

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  2. Tanveer Rauf says:

    very tragic incident, i wish human beings forgive each other and live and let live others in peace and harmony, amen

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