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In Sijekovac once stood a Serbian child
in a field of wheat and dirt
not far from the remnants of his home.
With him was another the next day,
and four more the next,
each of whom were brown and grey
from living in such fields.
By the week's end stood
eighteen Serbian children scattered
across the field of wheat and dirt
and soccer ***** and shoes
and shotgun shells
and crimson pools
and a father and his wife
heading to the next nearest village
for more.
Mark Toney Oct 19
tragedies worldwide
flooding my senses daily...
fill my bag of tears
8/1/2018 - Poetry form:  Senryu - Copyright © Mark Toney | Year Posted 2018
ame Oct 11
There is an unwavering smile on her face,
painted with undertones of anger;
There is tenderness carried in her fingertips,
with an unmistakable violence brewing underneath;
Her face is etched with lines of blinding mirth,
and it it clear that she is unfamiliar with laughter;
She is a walking tragedy, miserable and dead,
meticulously dressed in robes of normalcy;
Turn too quickly, and dare to steal a glance at those eyes -
All you will know is shadow, no life left to see.
maria Oct 8
Can't find happiness;
I looked for her in the empty roads
Asking strangers was kind of difficult
and frustrating
I shouted her name a thousand of times
She kept her eyes down
She put her hands in her ears
She doesn't want to hear
nor visit
nor live anywhere near
I don't blame her
She has other things to do
Walking tragedy isn't one of her favorite
Happiness where are you?

Written on October 07, 2019
Cyan Oct 3
I’m not a Grecian hero.
I’m more like
Odd-ysseus
or
Useless-es.
At some point
I also must have ******
off Poseidon
because I cannot drink
water without spilling it
on myself.
Karina Sep 29
You are one of the many flowers that blooms
Yet you stand bold
Bright
And still

Still vase
Still vivid
Still striking

Chaos and order
Your call

Love and despise
You cast

You rise
Brush the destruction
And all that is left of you is
A single corolla

...In my mind
Karina Sep 27
The sky is
A graveyard of stars

And I remark
Something so tragically beautiful

Just like fireworks of art
From here to the nearest star

And I wish
I could lay awake
In the night

With you
And our lingering hearts

And tell you all about a tragedy
Called life
hiba Sep 25
"what's my problem?" he asked.
"your problem is that you've got everything that you ever wanted and now you don't know what to do with it." she said.
"that makes me a bad human then." he looked up.
"that doesn't make you a bad human. that just makes you... human." she replied.
All my old writing was as accurate as premonition, as if I wanted a tragedy to JOLT ME from my sleep.

The silver lining is I suppose I got what I wanted,
it just wasn't the tragic self harm I dreamed of.
More like a tragic mistake that destroyed the boy I once was, and the girl I once knew.
Premonitions are old tales now, time keeps on moving.
Big Virge Sep 21
What On Earth Is THIS ... ???  
SHOOTINGS Now ...  
In ... " Harvey Nic's " ... !?!  

Students POLICING ... Campuses ... ???  

DOCTORS ...  
Who Are Now ... HEALTH RISKS ... !!!!!!!!!!!  
  
This Country Should ...  
Perhaps ... ENLIST ...  
  
Those Who Won ...  
Those ... " OLD Ashes " ... !!!  
  
That's A JOKE ...  
But Things Are ... BROKE ... !!!  
  
Things Now CLEARLY ...  
NEED A ... " Fix " ... !!!  
  
Where Is ... " Jim " ...  
Could He ... Do It ... ?!?!?  
  
STOP This FLOOD ...  
of ... NEW RACISTS ...  
  
STOP These Days of ...  
... WICKEDNESS ... !!!!!!!!!!!  
  
I'm NOT Sure ...  
Who Could ... DO This ... ?!?  
  
How About ... " Me " ...  
Through ..... POETRY ..... ???  
  
I'm NOT Sure ... ?!?  
  
Let's ... Wait and See ...  
Who Will OPEN ...  
Doors For Me ... ???  
  
To ... Poetically Speak ...  
On Your TV ...  
Or ... " Radio 4 " ...  
  
"Isn't that Big V ?  
His dulcet tones,  
really, soothe me !"  
  
It's ... NOT Arrogance ...  
It's Just ... " My Dream " ...  
  
Like ... FINDING Those ...  
Who Are ... UNCLEAN ... !!!!  
  
CORRUPTING ... Yes ... !!!!!!!!!  
  
Whilst ...  
Building Teams ...  
Just Like ... IN ...  
Some ... Star Wars Scenes ... !!!  
  
EMPERORS .....  
Who Employ ... " Crews " ...  
  
Crews of ... FOOLS ...  
Who ... DID NOT Use ...  
  
Their BRAINS ....  
BEFORE ... USING Gun Tools ... !!!  
  
CLEARLY .....  
They Had ... MISSED The News ...  
  
THE FORCE Is STONG ...  
In Those Who Choose ...  
  
A Life WITHOUT ...  
DESTRUCTIVE ... Tools ... !!!  
  
DON'T ... Rush In ...  
DON'T Be A Fool ... !!!  
Cos' You May ... "drown" ...  
In Your ... " NEW POOL " ... !!!!!  
  
See ...  
Life Is HARD ... !!!  
If You're ... NOT SMART ... !!!!  
  
And Will STILL BE ...  
Even If ... You ARE ... !!!!!!  
  
Don't Let Your Head ...  
CONTROL ... Your Heart ... !!!  
  
Try To ... FINISH ...  
What You ... START ...  
  
Otherwise .......................  
Things Fall ...  A P A R T ... !!!  
  
Just Like ... MARRIAGE ... !!!  
  
REMEMBER ... " Your Baggage " ...  
Can Cause You ... DAMAGE ... !!!!!!!!!!  
  
These Are ... Times ...  
of ... TERRIBLE Crimes ...  
  
I'm Wondering WHEN ...  
We'll See THE SIGNS ... ?!?  
and Make A CHANGE ...  
Before ... " Resigned " ...  
To ... Seeing The END ...  
of ... ALL Mankind ... !!!  
  
I Think It's Time ...  
  
I Pressed ... REWIND ...  
Just For ... " Those " ...  
Who ... REMAIN Blind ...  
  
SHOOTINGS Now ...  
In ... " HARVEY Nic's " ... ?!!!?  
  
So Much For ...  
Those ... " Shopping Trips " ... !!!!!!  
  
Come On Folks ...  
  
WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS ?!?  
  
Murders of ...  
Young ... TEENAGE Kids ... ?!?  
  
WAKE UP NOW .....  
RAISE Your ... " EYELIDS " ... !!!!!!  
  
We NEED To STOP ...  
This Use of ... GUNS ...  
  
Guns Just ... **** ...  
Our Mothers' Sons ... !!!  
Or Their ... Daughters ...  
Lambs To The SLAUGHTER ... !!!  
  
Giving People ...  
Fits of ... TRAUMA ... !!!!!  
  
Why Give ... THAT ... ?!?  
I'd Rather Give ... LOVE ...  
and Give My Mother ...  
  
One LAST HUG ... !!!!!!!!!!!!  
  
See ...  
That's The ... STUFF ...  
That DEFINES ... LOVE ... !!!  
  
LOVE From ... " A Mother " ...  
To Her ...... SON ......  
  
It Seems We're ...  
Breeding ... ALIENS ... !!!  
  
WHY **** ... " Humans " ...  
  
WHY Use ...... " Guns " ....... !?!  
  
I Can't See ...  
How This is ... FUN ... ?!?  
  
But ...  
Here's THE DEAL ...  
Don't Ever Feel ...  
I'll LET ... " Someone " ...  
Take MY ... " Last Meal " ... !!!!!!  
  
How About ... YOU ... ?  
What Would ... You Do ... ?  
  
I'd Really Like ...  
To Hear .... Your Views ... !!!  
  
Would You ... **** ...  
For Someone's ... SHOES ... ?!?  
  
Some Now DO ...  
And That's The TRUTH ... !!!  
  
Check The ... " Web " ...  
If You ... Want PROOF ... !!!  
  
PROOF of ... " Youth " ...  
Who Are .... UNCOUTH .... !!!  
  
PROOF That ... " Some " ...  
NOW ... " Hit The Roof " ... !!!  
And Then Do ... " Things " ...  
They ... Should NOT Do ... !!!  
  
Like ... Taking LIFE ....  
In ... " Harvey Nic's " ...  
  
Have You Got ...  
The Point of THIS ... ?  
  
NO ... " Performance Tricks " ...  
Just ... STRAIGHT Lyrics ...  
  
NO ... " Glass House " ...  
Mine's Made of ... BRICKS ... !!!  
  
Things Right NOW ...  
NEED ... " One BIG FIX " ... !!!!!!!!!!!  
  
My Name's NOT Jim ...  
PLEASE Call Me ... " Virge " ...  
  
I .... INSIST ... !!!!!  
  
I'll ... End This Piece ...  
As I ... Began ...  
  
PEOPLE ... !!!!!!  
  
" What On Earth Is This ?!? "
Written way before what we have, subsequently been told about Jimmy Saville !!!

... and inspired by -

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1498351/Two-shot-dead-in-Harvey-Nichols.html

... and an article stating that students needed to police uni campuses... !!! Again, some 15 years on, it's disturbing to see, where we now are with these issues, and, after The recent, Ohio & El Paso mass shootings in the US, it seems these words sadly, still need to be heard !!!
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