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Preventing Paddock – A Pantoum

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Preventing Paddock – A Pantoum

Preventing Paddock

Preventing Paddock

Preventing Paddock – A Pantoum

Surrounding us with lights of color
Stood the stage, the Eiffel Tower
Replica,
And the joy-filled essence of the city.

Then stood the man; I fell like a tower.
What just happened? I’m not sure.
And the joy-filled essence of the town
Disappears.

What just happened? I’m not sure
Why he shoots and his life
Disappears
Just after he takes ours.

Why he shoots and his
Own colors soar through the air
Just after he takes ours.
I will never understand.

My own colors seep through the pavement.
Replica
Of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando.
Surrounding us with darkness, despair.

What happened in Vegas must stop
In Vegas.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

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