Why?

 

Boston Marathon 2013 ... Confronting Terror in...

Boston Marathon 2013 … Confronting Terror in Boston — Find ways to help (April 16, 2013 / 6 Iyar 5773) … (Photo credit: marsmet547)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arms raised in triumph

as the finish line hurries to meet her.

“I did it!”  She screamed.  No sound.

Too winded.

She summons up the last bit

of energy for that last hustle

then boom!

The sound shatters the sanctity

of the moment.

She sits up.  Bruised and battered.

Body parts everywhere.

Blood splattered pavement.

No! She screamed.

Out loud.

Why?

The best day of her life

suddenly turned black.

Pain-filled screams

of the dead and dying.

And the hurt.

Finish line is inches away.

Her dream.  Her quest.

Forgotten.

She must help.

 

Who did this?

What sick person

or persons?

International terrorism,

or home-grown?

Does it even matter?

So many questions.

No answers.

Shattered dreams.

Destroyed lives.

Only one question

Is relevant.

Why?

 

The Author.  April 16th 2013

Dedicated to everyone affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy 2013

 

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