Awful Shock

In a land employing ‘shock and awe’ as its tools to force agreement
In a culture with no filmic hero who does not kill
In an environment in which how you win at games
is by making what you call monsters bleed and die

is it really strange or more than normally deranged
that some youngsters try to make the unreal real
– or the other way around – and take up tools
(how trite to target exclusively the guns) to blow away

themselves and while they are at it all that’s dear.
How easy now to cry, how impossible not to.
We may make some laws to ease at least our conscience
but there’s little chance we will blow away our delusions.

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