Gone now the thoughts from in his young head
As in his explosion he now joins the dead
But what would have put those ideas in there
Such angst in a world that we all must share.
And why do the young fall so easy as prey
As fools to extremis in this modern way.
Seventeen years old is so young to do this
Those over thirty all give it a miss.
Perhaps if the older ones did it themselves
Ideas of suicide might stay on the shelves.
In truth it’s the reasons that must be addressed
As the vicious on all sides remain so obsessed.
A new year is coming and a line should be drawn
To struggle for peace, we must all be sworn.
©Joe Wilson – Peace in our time?…2015