Blue And White Ribbon

Poem By Alison Smith

They strung the tape about the scene.
It marked where the deed took place.
A splatter of red upon the ground
What story did it tell?

Today lives where sacrificed,
Today others walk past and wonder
Today people lost control
And now the ribbon surrounds the scene.

We all stare and try to guess
Why this happened today.
Why two lives now lay in doubt.
What caused the fight today?

Have we failed to show the other cheek,
Is violence now the norm
Today young lives where sacrificed
Was the outcome worth the pain?

They blue and white ribbon marked the scene
The old dears complained they could not pass
They had to have normality
Even though they saw the tragedy.

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