Could of been someone

Could of been someone

The latest murders in Atlanta

could have been someone we knew

not that

that makes it any more brutal

than hearing

people you never will know


have been

taken away from us

taken away from us


If there was truly magic

in this world, then-

but there’s bullets and guns

and instant death

just add



and there’s way too much darkness

and there’s way too much darkness

and the light



be fading



we don’t need to know any why

why won’t bring them back

why won’t stop the next one

or the next ten

why is just a word for

we don’t know how to stop this

we do not know

how to fix this

we don’t know

we won’t know


It’s not the someones we know

this time

It’s not a someone we love

this time

It’s not a someone

we had lunch with

some while ago

It’s not that someone

this very time

Next time…….


Could of been someone

we knew

in Atlanta

Some days

it will be

Mayaswell start mourning now


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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