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  7 Souls
by Lori S. Maynard
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Written about a horrible slaying that took place on Thursday, June 1, 2006 in Indianapolis

The traffic has gone silent - the streets are dead and dark.
Strangers smiling wanly a hello, half wrung from their heart.
Three generations lost in moments that made Fate shutter...
What started as a robbery lead seven souls from this Earthly matter.

East side Indianapolis - atrocities number more than a few
but this was the worst in history on Hamilton Avenue.
Some drug in from the front porch just as returning home.
Children shot execution style - final moments frightening and unknown.

Seven family members gone...taken...perished in the blink of an eye
on that quiet street...not a moment to spare for a single goodbye.
East side Indianapolis - atrocities number more than a few
but this was the worst in history on Hamilton Avenue.

A funeral service held today with six caskets lined in a row.
A neighborhood sobbing for the people God now Knows.
They ask for us to remember all lives are not lived in vain
even though sometimes those lives are filled with pain.

Seven people lost - no money found - their lives whisked away.
Hamilton Avenue...quiet Hamilton Avenue....still shaking today.

©June 7, 2006 Lori S. Maynard
5:12 - 5:16 p.m. 4-minute free write
Regarding a slaying that took place in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 1  

Newspaper state: "Do Not Seek Vengeance"

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/9/2006
it loses me , i lose faith i mankind when i hear this..
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/8/2006
I Seek Vengeance... Great Eye Opener...

Satan His Perverts Alive & Well Can Even Be Cops Doing It Too...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/8/2006
It is terrible when the world as we know it is turned upside down in a moment of utter terror to leave only devastation and death in it's wake.

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/8/2006
Very tragic..Satan is the master of all hell on this earth..Prayers, prayers needed to save this country..Thanks for posting this..

Xxxx dove
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/8/2006
Do not seek vengeance? What? French-kiss the murdering bastards?

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