ohh..its just another murder

there as near as the police crime scene tape allows us to be

our ears and eyes trying to capture

the audible or visual details of the incident

before the media beats us to it


At this kept distance

we can only harvest so much

but it is enough for us to surmise

and exchange condemnations 

as well as exaggerations and self-righteous opinions

wanting them to be overheard

wanting to use somebody's enforced demise

to promote our own social standing


besides adding more fat chewing strings

to our gossip arrow firing bows.

Without this updated tittle-tattle

nothing of real interest  would happen at all  


◄ defeating the tenebrous

reacquaintance ►


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Thu 28th Dec 2017 10:18

it is obvious beyond any doubt that we are indeed becoming hardened to tragedies,my friends. Cheers.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 26th Dec 2017 21:42

any excuse for gossip eh Leon including the suffering of others. How and why has it come to this?

P&S xx

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Mon 25th Dec 2017 12:36

I thank you for and respect your comment Jemima

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Jemima Jones

Sun 24th Dec 2017 16:51

this is so well written Leon but considering the tragedy both you and Rose have mentioned I prefer to just show my sympathy for this lady's family.

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Sat 23rd Dec 2017 14:05

I say respectfully it is spooky that having put this poem on to then read of the poor young mother in Aldis being killed.

and now her husband, kid's and family are not only being made to suffer now but every one of their forthcoming Christmas times will be overshadowed by this terrible loss

and also how prophetic you were Rose by saying that these days one tragedy no sooner occurs than another one follows
in its sickening footsteps.

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Rose Casserley

Wed 20th Dec 2017 20:52

sad that a lot of us are becoming hardened to this kind of incident. Life is becoming cheaper and cheaper by the day and the misfortune of others is used by many people as just something to talk about for a few minutes before some other tragedy pops up.

loved the imagery Leon

Rose ?

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