Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Headline Poem 5/27/14 -- Three Guns, Three Counties

Recently, a small UC, Santa Barbara community was rattled by a lone gunman. As we learn more about the shooter and his victims, there are more questions than answers. Here is today's poem. 

Three Guns, Three Counties

He purchased all three 
legally,
And passed the necessary 
tests
To prove he was 
sane 
Enough. To own not one, 
but three.
The assumption was made
That he'd 
confess 
What the questions may have
missed. 
He was given 
multiple chances
To play the role of 
competent civilian. 

Meanwhile, 
his family was
Scared to death, 
and a sleepy 
beachside community 
Had no idea 
what was coming.