April 21, 2023

Once Upon a Story...


Once Upon a Story

-in a PTSD Nightmare

the Bible says to love your neighbors

To turn the other cheek to your enemies

But peace in the valley just won’t come

Who apologizes to the suffering?

Who soothes their fears and nightmares?

Who takes responsibility for counting the dead?

Who tends the graves and tells the narratives?

Stories that we are told to forgive and quickly forget

Stories that we are not allowed to learn about

So, the names of the murdered continue to mount

Is this a new refinement in barbarity? 

Shutting our eyes will not shut out the tormenting reality

Holding our ears will not quell the clamorous screams

Ignoring the truth will not make the disastrous disappear

“An evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things”

Guns in the hands of the wicked

Will only allow the wicked to thrive and survive

Who in the hell wants that?

The wicked?


Camille Elaine Thomas

April 19, 2023

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