SEGUN RASAKI

Rookie (10/18/1963 / Nigeria)

Boston On My Mind - Poem by SEGUN RASAKI

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.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The tragedy of Boston 2013 Marathon

Comments about Boston On My Mind by SEGUN RASAKI

  • Gold Star - 34,112 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/24/2013 5:41:00 AM)

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

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  • Silver Star - 3,249 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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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 25, 2013


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