I Can’t Imagine

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I can’t imagine . . .
the pain they are feeling now
as infinite tears pour down my face
and I rush home to hug my child.

I’m lucky I can.

I can’t imagine . . .
what could induce someone
to destroy so many lives
with such destructive force.

I’ll never understand.

I can’t imagine . . .
why people don’t see
that violence begets violence
and leaves nothing but pain.

I’ve lost all hope.

I can’t imagine . . .
how we can fix this
as long as people cling to
their right to defend themselves.

Who is the enemy?

Today I mourn
not just for young lives
snuffed before they really lived
but for all humanity,
all who believe that war
and murder and violence
are not the answer.

We’ve lost our way

I can’t imagine . . .
how we’ll ever find it.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. termitespeaker
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 17:18:00

    I just spent most of the last three hours listening to the coverage. I didn’t even know what had happened until I went in to eat lunch and turned on the radio. I agree with the psychological experts on ABC News – the people who do this sort of thing are psychotic – they have lost touch with reality. They are looking to empower themselves by destroying everything associated with someone or something that they feel has wronged them. They have lost all human empathy. And it does seem to be growing more frequent. We can’t eliminate mental illness, but it would help if guns weren’t so readily available. If this man had gone in there armed with a machete and a baseball bat, he might have killed a few people before he was subdued, but probably not 26.

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  2. Sandra Tyler (@SFiberworks)
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 21:19:05

    me too. all of it.

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  3. nrhatch
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 22:33:14

    It’s just awful. 😦

    Reply

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