Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD By Jasen Sousa

A SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD


It started with silence,
it ended in violence.

Family life was hell,
no one to tell.
Mother and father
always fighting, frightening.
It struck through his soul like lightning.

Stayed out late
because he didn’t want to hear it,
he no longer could bear it.
The pain was in his brain, you couldn’t see him wear it.

In school his situation didn’t improve,
his peers treated him rude,
awkward and geeky, he wasn’t too smooth.

Picked on by the jocks after school on his own block,
he was struck by rocks.

He knew there was only one way to make it stop...

No longer wanted to run,
kids were no longer going to have fun,
went on-line and ordered a gun.

Devised a master plan, no longer the subject of laughter,
imagining a gun in his hand,
to shoot and drop anything he saw stand.

Ready for morning,
no more mourning,
he dressed in cameo, pockets full of ammo.

BAM YO!!!

Ready aim… bang! Shots rang!
Who is to blame?
Schools, friends, families never the same.
Empty shells remain,
paving the path of young bodies slain.

Pistol in his pocket proudly, hallways cloudy, classrooms no longer rowdy.
A shot heard around the world,
meant to be heard LOUDLY.




Taken From
Almost Forever By Jasen Sousa (Written between age 22 and 23)
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