Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A madman with tear gas and a gun
Caused havoc in Aurora
In the Century Theater,
Leaving victims bleeding and dying.

Horror, panic, unimaginable fear,
Bullets flying through the air,
Landing everywhere,
Hit young and old alike.

Disguised as the Joker,
This red-headed rogue
Made no jokes;
He let his guns speak for him.

Among death, love abounded.
Many risked their lives to protect
Wives, children, sisters, brothers,
Maybe even strangers.

Our hearts ache for the innocent
Killed and maimed by this man
Without a care,
Without even a motive.

Such hate is hard to fathom,
He seems without a soul,
Hell-bent on destruction.
Only God knows his intent.

No one has the right
To blight our lives this way,
Spreading chaos everywhere,
Causing a curse upon us.

Now fear has put us in a place
Where we don't want to be.
No peace on earth; instead,
Our planet becomes dystopia.

Mary S. Palmer

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth of July - Independence Day - 2012

F-orward they went
O-ut into the unknown
U-nified in
T-rue to their beliefs
H-eld in high esteem,


J-oined forces
U-nder God,
Y-ielding to none.

Without the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution, none of us would be here in the United States of America with the freedom and rights we all enjoy. Our country may not be perfect, but we do have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May God bless us all and keep us independent.