Sunday, July 14, 2013

Not Guilty

George Zimmerman is a free man.

The jury acquitted Zimmerman.

Jurors found Zimmerman acted
in self-defense
when he shot Travyvon Martin,
an unarmed teenager.

A tragedy.
A travesty.
A heart breaking outcome.

In the wake of the verdict,
can Trayvon Martin rest in peace?
To the dead we owe the truth.

And outrage!

What I like most about this type of poetry is the freedom I have with the words I select, and the words I drop, to create a message and tone so different from the actual news story.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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