Monday, October 2, 2017

And Now It's My Home

Now it's come home.

It's a numbness that has become
far too familiar.
The rounds after rounds of gunfire 
 played on a loop on every channel
 hour after hour.

Because of a connection, I knew last night
the numbers were far higher than were 
first being reported.
I want to go give blood but cannot.
I want to scream for this all to stop.
It will not.


Claudia said...

I'm so sorry. There are no words.

donna baker said...

How horrible for residents. It could happen anywhere. Just never know. Bet the NRA keeps a low profile for a while. Why do they need those repeating weapons? Just begging for mass casualties.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This madness is spreading across our country. I have no words for how sad and angry I am. Hugs!

Kit said...

So sorry to hear about this, this morn (I do not watch the news). Makes me feel vulnerable. That could have been my daughters attending that concert! A person just does not feel safe anymore. :( Kit

Karen Ann said...


Blondie's Journal said...

I immediately thought of you, Z, one of the very few people I know who lives near Las Vegas. It's also very close to home for many of us, as it's a place so many of us have had good times in, who hasn't been to Vegas?

I am watching the news, I don't shun it until it becomes repetitive. What I don't like is the focus on the shooter and his freaking life story. It feeds the other crazies to become a 'name'. Go down in history. This has to change.

Sending love to you as you try to cope with something, and a place, you are so familiar with.

Jane x

Studio Maywyn said...

My heart aches for you and all of Las Vegas, the family and friends of the victims, all of America. All are in my prayers.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

There are no words Z ..... XXXX

Colleen MacKinnon; Penny Rugs and More said...

Z, so very glad you and your family are safe. Las Vegas is in our prayers.