Kid to Killer
playing shooting games
with other kids
aims his toy gun at them
pulls the plastic trigger.
To him at that time
they are the baddies
although innocent baddies
for his invisible bullets.
Lining the others up in imaginary crosshairs
and with each trigger pull
he sees them pretending to die,
actions which indelibly plants
an overwhelming feeling of power
in his young subconsciousness.
Just a kids game
But how little are we able
to determine if and when
dark dark seeds are being propagated
and in which young minds?
when over time they come to fruition
those reborn feelings of power
helped along by and rekindled by so many
other wrong influences
despite their innocent beginnings
then God help
the innocent adult baddies
passing by or exiting Universities and the like
who with each of his real trigger pulls
die and unfortunately without the slightest pretence.