by Dr M C Gupta
About the increasing incidences of campus shootings in the USA.
|A STUDENT PICKS A GUN: a sonnet
When life is a purposeless existence
And the mirror of future shows nothing;
When everybody keeps up a pretence
And not a ray of hope does sunrise bring;
How, then, the students feel inside their heart?
They get disenchanted, don’t want to live.
In consequence a chain of thought does start:
“Bullets to society we shall give”.
So one morning a student picks a gun
And starts shooting whoever is around.
Having killed, from the scene he does not run.
He shoots himself, a way of exit found.
When life is too materialistic,
Then morals in the conscience do not stick.
• Related article: SCHOOL SHOOTINGS—"SCHOOL SHOOTINGS" .
• Showcased in the Poetry Newsletter dated 10 September 2008.
M C Gupta
5 September 2008