Written for: November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 6
"For today's prompt, write a news poem. Your poem could be about a story you find in the news today (either from a newspaper, TV report, or online news source). Or it could be about a news story from the past. Of course, you can also make up your own news (some people like to do that anyway, right?)."
needed for crimes
to occur. Daylight
brings on vicious subway
attacks, stabbings, shootings, rapes.
No place to go for mentally
ill. Felons with rap sheets pages long.
I watch limited news, and am grateful
that he can no longer focus on news,
be incensed reading it, a past need.
I am thankful he is retired
from judicial systems as
Supreme Court Officer.
He carried a gun,
handled gangs, and
wise guys. Now