An alarming attack

Two teenagers acted in a manner difficult to comprehend,

High on drink and drugs, brought the life of a hard working family man to an end.

Murdered with a sword in a senseless and barbaric attack,

While investigating a gathering of youths at his factory back.


Hacked to death with more than  a hundred  blows,

Taking turns to stab,slash and chop in frenzied flows.

How and earth have we come to this and why ?

A loving husband only doing his duty,tragically did die.


They even tried to decapitate his head,

As he lay there already dead.

The ten minute attack stopped when the police arrived,

A family's  future with a husband and dad ,deprived.


Our thoughts are with his family facing distress,

Embalming the situation with love to soothe the stress.

Soul destroying to discover a man killed just doing his job,

Leaving a family and its community , sadly distressed to sob.




◄ A shock response

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Flavia Gordon

Sat 5th Sep 2020 18:58

Hello Hugh,

It's horrific that this actually occurred.

"Embalming the situation with love to soothe the stress"...I love that!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 5th Sep 2020 17:07

The same fate befell PC Keith Blakelock.. The culprits represent the
decaying of certain elements in our modern besieged society. Such
behaviour of this primitive savagery is certainly familiar to those who deal with it.

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julie callaghan

Sat 5th Sep 2020 13:27

I read this shocking story yesterday Hugh. Hard to believe that these young lads could commit such a horrific attack. Your poem sums up the story well.

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