In Case You All Forgot – Real Victims

Posted: January 7, 2015 in Poetry
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A bullet's impact is seen on a window at the scene after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper,

The killers deserve no name

let’s forget about them,

let’s not talk about them,

any more,

let’s find them and forget about them.

forget about them, they don’t exist.


Let’s remember the writers,

the people with lives,

with families,

with beauty and grace and elegance

in their minds that allowed them to speak

freely, freedom, free-thinking

ideals that helped us to laugh through the pain

of our sick, evil society.


Let’s remember Charlie Hebdo,

their ability to help us to laugh at the

ludicrous, ignorant pain of the human condition,

did not deserve,

to end with a bullet,

a massacre,

a cowardly outrage.

Let’s remember the writers,

the human beings whose lives represent

the fear, that we simply have to continue to ignore.

In case you all forget, let’s remember the

real victims.

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