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Violent Pastime? – Digital Download

Violent Pastime? – Digital Download



THEME: Violent Attack On Senate Baseball Game Practice

(Alexandria, VA June 14, 2017)

2  8.5 x 5.5 (Front/Back) PDF Digital Download

VISUAL THEME: Bat, Ball and Gun/Bloody Baseball

FRONT: Pull-out Quote From Poem

BACK: Complete Poem

COMPLETE TEXT: "Violent Pastime" (Front Pull-out Quoted and Bolded)

Violent Pastime? 

by Frank Elkins

The "crack" of the bat!?

Oh no – He's insane...
Run for cover!

It's no longer a game...
Steal home,
reach it safe –
There's got to be a way
out of this place.

Man down – out at third,
still confused about
what's just occurred.
Crawling, bleeding,
across the field –
Where two armed police
refuse to yield.

Struck out finally,
in extra innings –
The assailant ends
his ceaseless sinning.

What can one do?
What can one say?
There is no joy
in Mudville today.

We all have opinions,
both yours and mine –
But must senseless violence,
become our new pastime?

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