POEM: Eulogizing Fort Hood

Eulogizing Fort Hood

It is not ours to ask
Why those so schooled
Should act violently
On a so seriously
Won too many weepings
Lead so quickly
Penetrating human hearts
Our own flesh
Not at home
In alien nation
And returning upon
What doors have been shut
What calm
Might be expected
It is
Not enough
to keep us safe
But arms withheld
Once again

Today were the funeral ceremonies for the victims of the recent Fort Hood shootings.  Such tragedies are probably not well prevented by doing better.  Perhaps we should try to do better.  Let’s give peace a chance.  Maybe some day we can eulogize Fort Hood.


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