Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

William Winchester Of The Winchester Rifle - Poem by Saiom Shriver

William Winchester thought
his family and home
were haunted by
ghosts who roam,
haunted by many soldiers
and other mothers' sons
killed by his rifle
and his other guns.

Topic(s) of this poem: deaths


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: A guest on NPR reported on Sept 27 that
in 2014 there were 11,000 deaths by gun in the US,
and 19,000 deaths by suicide. The CDC link
below has numbers close to that.
http: //www.prairieghosts.com/winchester.html
http: //www.gunviolencearchive.org/
http: //www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015


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