Justified Use of Force


Every year there’s a new one

A Diallo, King or me

Clamoring loudly

Broken faces on TV

We ask so many questions

But no one’s forced to answer


With sympathy’s short half-life

Soon most are hoping for the noise to stop

And the questions to disappear once again

Just like us

In our lives

And our deaths


 © Gayle Force Press 2003




One thought on “Justified Use of Force

  1. That reminds me of lyrics from an Ingrid Michaelson song:
    the storm is coming but i don’t mind
    people are dying, i close my blinds
    all that i know is i’m breathing now
    i want to change the world
    instead i sleep
    i want to believe in more than you and me


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