Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Already Lost


the battle goes on

but we’ve already lost 

as bullets rain down

This month marks the the anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State killings. This week, another shooter shot up another campus and the week before that another shooter shot up … and so on and so on…. Plus, I live in Florida where the @#*#@ legislature passed some truly awful things this week including arming teachers and stripping away voting rights with what is essentially a poll tax! I’m in a hopeless kind of mood and Linda’s SoCS prompt to write about something that “falls from the sky” and Fandango’s FOWC prompt  “battle” inspired this sad little haiku.

monochrome photo of statue
Photo by Alain Frechette on Pexels.com

10 thoughts on “Already Lost”

    1. Exactly! Florida voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment restoring voting rights. I don’t even understand how they have the legal right to do what they’re doing. It’s frickin criminal. I love my city but I hate so much about florida politics 😖

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  1. As if teachers didn’t already have enough to worry about, now they have to start carrying weapons? I have to smh at what I see coming out of FL time after time. The ongoing shooting incidents are symptoms of a dying society.

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      1. My wheels haven’t stopped turning. As a former high school teacher I am trying to get my head around this. Teachers are not paid enough for this responsibility.


  2. Oh my, that photo is heart wrenching. I can’t believe I’m still saying “I can’t believe” but what the hell is going on with the Florida legislature?? Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.

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