‘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 Related Post ‘Letting Go’ by Michael Glassman The birch, the elm, the aging spruce Cannot restrain the restless roots Of saplings drawn to the silent sound Of brother’s heading skywar... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.