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we will never forget you

we will never forget you,   † †  
they say, sometimes while † † † † † †
the blood has not yet † † † † † †
been scrubbed from † † † † † †
the latest atrocity scene † † † † † †
†† † † † † †
your names will live on forever, they say, † † † † † †
because you are with the angels † † † † † †
or at the right hand of Jesus †
or god needed a few moreó  
anything to assuage the pain, †  
†  
even as the latest flower shrines † † † †  
drop wilting blossoms from despair † † † †
† † † †  
even as the mass derangement † † † † † †
serves up another and yet another † † † † † †
AR-15 purchase with Glock-packing † † † †
madmen spewing grievances so banal † † † † † †  
they come with boilerplate cliches. † †
† † †
sometimes you hear them say that † † † †
theyíre in a better place † † † † † †
way up in the sky somewhere † † † † † †
but wherever it is † † † † † †
† † † † † †  
itís usually a cemetery † † † † † †
where the grass and the weeds † † † † † †
are cut down by whirling scythes of time, † † †
where only the plastic flowers thrive † † † † † †
unnoticed by the passers-by.
Author's Note
I fully realize the value of the things we tell ourselves in an effort just to make it through the trauma. Totally understandable, especially for those with close relationships to the victims. This was not an easy poem to write. Peace.
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