Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Is What I Know ...


photo, Louis Dehner


monsters walk among us
capable of cruel, brutal
unspeakable acts

cowards walk among us
lacking any semblance of a moral code
methodically stalking their victims

deviants walk among us
violating precious lives
punishment never absolves the crime






13 comments:

  1. Helen- this is so powerful and true. Excellent and hard to write about- but someone must.
    Well done!

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  2. ugh. yes. considering we just had a knife fight here at school this morning...i know this far too well...and considering the kids i have counselled...the things i could tell you

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  3. Unfortunately these are some things that we know. I wish we did not have to know these things, but in today's world unfortunately we do. And so true that punishments do not absolve the crime!! Sadly CAN never.

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  4. no one knows when all this will end......a very powerful write up..

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  5. What happened to these women is truly terrifying. You have expressed this knowledge this very effectively!

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  6. Helen, sadly so true. It is not a safe world our children are living in. Thanks for the heads up. I missed yesterday's but will catch part two today.

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  7. It is unfortunate that we live in a society where this all happens...

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  8. I'm sure he's paying the price for what he did!

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  9. very profound, candid writing

    much love...

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  10. This is so powerful, and seriously touching.

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  11. Powerful and thought provoking. Made me stop and think.

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  12. Oh … I can't imagine - the back and forth of this poem is haunting! I will have to google and view that interview…

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