bill costley

Rookie - 272 Points (May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

Is Paris Bleeding? - Poem by bill costley

Millions of parisiens
stand before the Tour Eiffel
shutting down quickly
on a massive film noir,

minus tourists,
minus frivolity.
What's amusant about
Charlie Hebdo now?

Rien. (Nothing) Rien.
millions of copies of its
next issue will absorb
its dry editorial sang.

Paris is media-sanglant,
The world, sympathique.


Bill Costley, among the earliest regular contributors to The New Verse News, served on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.

Topic(s) of this poem: paris, politics

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Paris is in shock over the killing of 12 Charlie Hebdo staffers

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 24, 2015


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