Finish

 

 

Hoping to be forgiven here for re-posting something that came to me this time last year, following the shocking

finish to the Boston Marathon in New England. Since then I have actually visited New England and walked the Boston streets …

and the “anniversary” was featured on BBC News today.

The piece I had written for today will just as easily be here tomorrow, but this one should be here today – a reminder and my respects paid.

 

marathon

Terrible sounds and memories from a

Long gone troubled English evening

Tumbling over and over, reach me:

Carried on a Patriot wind.

Charity and lavender dreams shattered,

Runner camaraderie staggered

– Hopefully only temporarily –

Here in the original Tea Party City

– Where a different way to

Make a point was born.

We, the naïve, the unsuspecting

May make such easy casual-slaughter victims;

But remember  your secret,

Dark-mask shadows

Are not welcome here …

The fact that you can

Gives you no rights.

Please let this finish line

Be the last.

 

Image: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

 

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