poetry by j matthew waters

promising young stars

he was seriously injured on the playing field
aired on prime-time television last night
the announcer commenting how
the promising young man may
never suit up again

if only those innocent children worldwide
could be so lucky
those massacred by rockets or knives
or handguns or anything else heartless
cowards can get their bloody hands on

august two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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3 thoughts on “promising young stars

  1. Heartafire on said:

    perspective. Very nice recital.

  2. denise0904 on said:

    too real too bad so sad.

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