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  41 Shots
by William Bonilla
Sunday, April 08, 2012
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41 Shots

 

 

They woke

individually

From their nightmares

Remembering

An incident

Once occurred

In the cover

Of darkness

On a lonely

Street

Somewhere

In The Bronx.

 

 

Deep in the night

Once upon

A peaceful time

Were heard 41 shots

Echoing still to this day

In the crevasses

Of their minds.

 

 

Left in a pool

Of blood

Was a young

Man.

 

Acquitted

Were four young

Officers of the law

Doomed eternally.

 

 

Tormented

By 41 shots

Echoing in their minds

On a lonely street

Somewhere

In the Bronx.

 

 

A broken hearted

Mother

Still weeps

In the loneliness

Of her Nights.

 

 

As she Remembers

The son

She used to hold

Close to her Breast

So he may fall asleep

To the rhythm

Of her heart beat.

 

 

By: William Bonilla

O3/11/2012

 

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/20/2012
Heck, how dreadful!!!
I just hope our police never bear arms, other than the truncheon.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/12/2012
An intimate witness to the pain, William, encompassing such wisdom.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/10/2012
A TRAVESTY...AND STILL IT GOES ON. I AM WAITING FOR THE FINALITY AND PRAYING. THANKS FOR SHARING, WILLIAM AND GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/10/2012
a riveting heart-wrenching write william...it does just what poetry is meant to do...brings strong emotions of one kind or another straight to the surface
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/10/2012
profound and stirring write-exploring both sides of a tragic loss
Reviewed by jude forese 4/10/2012
i remember this unfortunate occurrence ... it caused much turmoil in the city ... getting shot in your vestibule of your abode while trying to pull out your wallet is abhorrent ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/8/2012
Such sadness to live with,my heart goes out to the family,still! Superbly written poem,William! Good to see you posting again!;-)
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/8/2012
William,
you deliver this with grace and dignity
and admirable control

john
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/8/2012
No Ed
I WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE POOR SOULS....
I WAS RETIRED TWENTY SOME YEARS WHEN THIS NIGHTMARE OCCURRED
PEACE BE WITH YOU BROTHER

WILLIAM
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/8/2012
This rings of police targeting and killing the wrong man and then covering up. So commonplace in America that it has become an epidemic.

Ron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/8/2012
Seems I remember something about this type of situation...I dearly hope u were NOT one of the young officers at the time...what a memory to have to think about...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/8/2012
Very sad story...but so very eloquently penned...nicely done, William...

Anna
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/8/2012
William what a poem written so well I can almost hear the heartbeats. Stellar poetry have misses you much.
Peace love and light
Amber
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