Bass music burns a fire in his soul
drives darkness from salvation’s burning hole
pulsing blood in reckless veins
lonely beast escapes concrete cage.
Music louder senses turned to low
directionless wheels nowhere safe to go.
Target slowly coming into view
knife concealed that no-one but he knew.
Life extinguished without word or fight
mother’s scream wakes neighbours in the night
sirens blaring blue bright angel wings
no uniform or soldiers in this bloodless war:
just children with so much life to live for.
Written in despair at the lives violently lost in London so far in 2018. Feel free to share, ensuring you quote the following:
© Suzy Rowland Rigg