SOL17: What I Know Today

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Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a community space for our writing each week.

This Tuesday Tanka is based on the events of the past week, worldwide and closer to home.

violence pounces
on unsuspecting travelers
commuting by train
three strangers against evil
the town grieves for these heroes

© 2017, jone rush macculloch

What I know today:

  • violence will not win
  • people will step up no matter the risk
  • the ripple effect is in motion
  • love over hate
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6 Responses to SOL17: What I Know Today

  1. lindabaie says:

    It’s a lovely poem for those who were so tragically killed, Jone. I know many who will step forward, but am so sad that they will need to.

  2. Thanks for this reflective, strong poem, and helping us to remember these individuals Jone.

  3. love over hate… please

  4. VanessaVaile says:

    Portland was today’s newsletter theme/topic for Portland educator/blogger Mike Caulfield. It’s such a moving, informative (and surely painful to write) tribute that I find myself sharing it everywhere I can. http://tinyletter.com/michaelcaulfield/letters/traces-by-mike-caulfield-7-the-three-who-intervened

  5. cvarsalona says:

    Isn’t it amazing, Jone, how we must continue grieving for heroes? When will the tragedies end? Thanks for sharing this poem of yours. This reminds me that you need to send me image poems for Springsations.

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