SEGUN RASAKI

Rookie (10/18/1963 / Nigeria)

Boston On My Mind


What a bright sunny day, the day long awaited for glory,
What a day set aside for long distance runners the world over to showcase their talents,
What a day, when all eyes were focused on the east coast of America,
What a day, when lovers of Marathon were glued to flat panel screens,
What a day, when people all over the world watching and cheering their favorite athletes,

What a day that brought athletes from the four corners of the globe together for a common cause,
What a day, when young and old, male and females, black white, gay, lesbians, straight, were running,
What a day, a day when rainbow was the color of the coalition of athletes with flags of various countries flying high,
What a day, when people were running with a purpose for a purpose, on a course to glory,
What a day, when evil was planned to change the course of the race, and redefine the cause,

What a day, when two youngsters decided to use religion as excuse to unleash terror on the world athletes,
What a day, when evil and hatred changed glory to gory sight, and straight path to helterskelter,
What a day, a day that brought the realization of the ease with which security can be breached,
What a day, a day that turned the bloom, to gloom within a twinkle of eye,
What a day, a day to remember for the notoriety and evil that misguided minds can perpetrate,

What a day, a day that brought the entire world together in mourning, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Atheists,
What a day, that snuffed breathe out of boy, men, women, and made blood flow on the street,
What a day, a day that filled hospital beds with casualties, a day to make us ask; “What else can we do”,
What a day, a day to ask; “What else did we miss”, “How did we miss that”,
What a day, a day to ask God to forgive us, God to heal us, God to look down and have mercy on us.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 25, 2013

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The tragedy of Boston 2013 Marathon

Comments about this poem (Boston On My Mind by SEGUN RASAKI )

  • Gold Star - 28,919 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/24/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    God to heal us go have mercy on us, thanks, good write. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,244 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (4/24/2013 5:23:00 AM)

    Why such violence goes unabated? Even God must be tired of our doing it in his name and seeking mercy, he must have grown tired of our self-destructive foolishness and endless mercy pleas. Nice write Segun.10. (Report) Reply

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