Anton Raes

Lady Liberty's Broken Heart - Poem by Anton Raes

Oh, say! can't you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hail as the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, throng pride
in the civilized morning light
How many times must
Broken glass and heartbeats
run under children's feet
until a Mother's eternal love
has sunken so deep
no words of sympathy
could ever be
words of comfort
and no soul shattering distant screams
could ever be
our shattered dreams
and hollowed purple hearts
seem to stay discreet
every time the devils steps out loaded onto a residential street
some say its the man behind the trigger
whom is to blame for one such disaster
they could never be wrong
but why was the trigger there
why was it there
why does it consistently stay there
how many white doves
need to fade into a horizon
before the Man
say's son!
don't take your guns in to town
leave them at home

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Inspired by a High school shooting


By Anton Raes

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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