Jennifer Sol

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Newspaper Headlines - Poem by Jennifer Sol

Boy Found Dead in Local Alley
Jewelry Heist Turned Massacre
Drive-by Kills 5, Injures 9

What is this world coming to
Reporting on blood and gore
Are we blood-thirsty animals
I should like to think not

Brother Murders Brother
Mother Feeds Child Bleach
Drunk Father Kills His Own Family

So much violence, we see it everyday
It’s a wonder we aren’t all this way
In the newspaper every morning
Another murder, another robbery

Whatever happened to…

Lonely Woman Finds Love at 52
Local Food Drive to Feed Thousands
Undefeated on Home Field!

I for one would like to read about that
Rather than all the deceit and war
Have we sunk so low as to enjoy
Hearing that one has killed another
Soon enough, the good and happy
Shall be gone, what will we do then?

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  • (7/21/2006 5:33:00 PM)

    Jennifer, Good poem that sums up all the negativity of the news. Good job. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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