Making of a lone Wolf

Little guy

aims his toy gun

at the other kids


to him 

they are the 'baddies'

playtime fodder

for invisible bullets.


Each trigger pull

seeing those in the imaginary cross hairs

pretending to die


plants an indelible overwhelming

feeling of power

in his young subconsciousness.


Its just a kids game-



but little are we able

to determine

if and when

dark dark seeds

are being propagated

and in which young minds.


But OH!

when over time

should they come to fruition


those reborn feelings of power

rising again

rekindled by so many many

wrong influences


then God help

the innocent 'baddies'




Stef Wilde March 2016   


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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 17th Sep 2017 16:44

Thanks Leon. Indeed it is sad and we don't think things of this kind are never going to change for the better.

P&S xx

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Sat 16th Sep 2017 13:23

and how sad to think that this is still going on.
Well written Stef

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 4th Mar 2016 22:48

Thanks for the spot on opinion Wolfgar.The media in general playing up to the brain deads definitely has so much to answer for.


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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 4th Mar 2016 22:36

Our gratitude Cynthia.To say that we were surprised at how your Granddaughter reacted could be interpreted as offensive? not at all-her reaction (apart from nearly throwing up)was highly commendable in the sense that her being shocked at actions of such a young playmate shows she has managed/been helped to avoid following the violently influenced 'sheep' of ALL ages.

Nearly every one of the latest films that you see nowadays are guaranteed to have some amount of violence in them.The ones that don't,it would probably be possible to count on one's fingers almost.


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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 4th Mar 2016 22:16

In the case of a four year old boy it would be difficult for him to forget that which he did not know or fully comprehend.

Even harder for his geographically fortunate parents to convey the complexities of defence and diplomacy. Or that having failed, the futility of conflict. Even if only to survive.

They, who in all probability having never stared down the barrel of a loaded gun would not have the slightest inclination of the evil that could wield it.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 4th Mar 2016 20:19

An excellent topic skilfully-presented. It strikes real horror into the soul, the casualness of 'play-violence', whether with the toys provided to children or the screen games bought for them.

A three-year-old was playing with my 13-year-old grand daughter, the pair of them messing about on the sofa to their mutual delight. Then the child pointed her finger at the teenager's head, right between the eyes, and said, 'BANG! You're dead!' The older girl nearly threw up. The play stopped at once. My grand daughter asked me if she should tell the child's parents what had happened. And I said, 'Yes. There was nothing funny about that.'

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 1st Mar 2016 19:36

Thanks guys.All very scarey stuff indeed.Who knows-bullet proof vests may become everyday wear?

Cheers m'dears.


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Jemima Jones

Tue 1st Mar 2016 12:19

Brings to mind not only Columbine but all the similar gruesome incidents that have been occurring lately in the States. Sad thought provoking piece guys. Jemima.

Lancashire County Palatine Tourist Bard

Tue 1st Mar 2016 10:55

Reminds me of that Remembrance Sunday of all days.
A couple of years ago, when walking through town, a little boy of about four accompanied by a young couple, trained a rather realistic looking gun at me, as we passed in the street.
Lest we forget...yeah right!

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