‘In Denial We Trust’ by Cynthia Thornton Herrera The Society May 15, 2015 Culture, News of Note, Poetry From what I see of life’s disgust; The killings, rampant shooting sprees, I’m sure that no one not agrees There’s nothing ‘bout it free or just To take of life, spray the horror; To taunt and gloat of liberty, Yet do harm to humanity; Break through innocent’s very door, Spill blood of those helpless and young. To what point does this all lay waste? For what does one gain from this haste? Bodies piled through ages of wrong; The legacy of massacres Embedded in our flesh of palm. We deny our blood reeks of them, Yet we’re abhorred when it occurs. Not new, no matter the numbers; Nor time, place, or century. To forget the past, we hurry. Yet the gunman, still he lumbers Through shadows of our denial. We fight so for his given rights, We’re blind to see the glaring lights; Yet trust less of ourselves the while. Cynthia Thornton Herrera is an adult education teacher and poet living in Spring, Texas. Featured Image: Vietnam Memorial painting by Lee Teeter Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.