Zen Bojczuk

Rookie (Philadelphia, PA. USA)

Just Another Attempted Homicide - Poem by Zen Bojczuk

Just watching the evening news
Just another attempted homicide
Another cop injured paying dues
…... within me, no breath inside.

Shit! Its him! Brandon’s dad!
Internet, another name! I beg.
No longer faceless. Feel so sad.
Brandon’s dad could lose a leg.

If it was still another faceless officer,
would it be close to this much shock?
Know Joe and family …so now I suffer.
Wonder how much pain we all block?

Comments about Just Another Attempted Homicide by Zen Bojczuk

  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (11/25/2007 3:56:00 PM)

    Zen - Misdirected anger, together we all fall. See my 'Morning Weather Report' if you get a chance.

    Best wishes - Cheryl

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  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/7/2007 7:56:00 AM)

    Parallels to the ambulances I worked on. It was forbidden to work on a relative or close friend. Too many emotions involved to correctly make judgments. Shock.
    This one carried me back. You've written the shock into this poem with such a light touch...and big impact! ! ! Very well done! ! xxElysabeth

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  • (6/23/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    Zen...For reasons that I will share at another time...this one sent chills down my spine...

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  • (3/25/2007 5:48:00 AM)

    Well-crafted. It is interesting that objectively we 'know' that all humans are of equal worth. Subjectively of course some are infinitely 'more equal than others'; their worth is defined for us often by the chanec of fate, of whether we happen to know them or not. This one had me stopping to think (er, as you can tell) . t x (Report)Reply

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  • (2/26/2007 3:13:00 PM)

    if the suffering of every stranger mattered to us as much as the suffering of somebody we know or even love... would the world change? would be still be able to function? i enjoyed this poem and the questions it poses... thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2007 3:22:00 PM)

    good wording to get across the feeling.keep it up-Heather (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2007 3:21:00 PM)

    A sad and powerful poem.
    Anna xxx

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011

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