Poet, Audrey Austin

Poet, Audrey Austin
This site is to honour my mother, poet, Eva Ruby Austin.

Monday, August 17, 2015

It Happened On a Monday ...... a poem by Audrey Austin


Each had a plan of action
One with pen and one with sword,
Each believing he was right,
Brothers, both determined.
News reports were read and
They said one killed the dreams
Of many who, like fools,
Believed it safe to think big thoughts;
Envision change and
After all
They were just kids, two students
At the local school; one who wanted
Love to conquer bullying,

Stamp out hate, and so
It happened that he wrote it down.
And on a Monday
he read his words aloud
to others who would listen.
He shared his truth in voice so clear
One boy, alone, he felt no fear
A shot rang out
And then another,
Victims both the papers said.
Their world impure; two boys are dead,

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