Today is the 5th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Martin Richard, just 8 years old was killed in the attack.
“No more hurting people”
A little prince wise beyond his years
eyes filled with promise
of great deeds to come.
Greeting the victors
adding his accolades
a laurel wreath
Amongst the multitude in the agora
the shadow of death
souls without hope, their darkness falling
over a prince of hopes and dreams
Wails from the multitude
the wise princely eyes
covered with coins
payment to Charon
for the journey ‘cross the Styx.
And the multitude wept
as the Oracles screamed
and spoke in babble;
fists shaken at heaven
asking why, while Zeus was silent
And Zeus answered
“Shake not your fists at heaven asking why
for some things you cannot know;
take comfort that you are not alone.
After all, did not the gods abandon even mighty Troy?”