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poetry by j matthew waters

Christmas Eve Massacre


At birth, I was cast into a flaming pit of scum forgotten by God.
   — Mickey Knox

America the Beautiful
unaccepting of the past
such pride & prejudice
home to many haters
birthing mass murderers
one day at a time

Smoke & mirror history
gives way to a new reality
this twenty-first century
exposure & denial
run rampant on the streets
like Natural Born Killers





november two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “Christmas Eve Massacre

  1. Certainly indicative of much of today’s society. However, there are a great deal of good, moral, wholesome and hardworking people around. I fear they are evaporating though.

  2. Sadly the acts of the minority overshadow those of the good and, as we become ‘used’ to such horrors, they only become more extreme. Well written.

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