Ode to Boston

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One Week in April

It’s Patriot’s Day
Chilly out; forsythia
start to nudge open

Boston Strong

Feet pounding pavement,
most running to fund causes
Runners stopped, why?

Boston Strong

Some finish, some don’t
Two explosions heard and seen
Twelve seconds apart

Boston Strong

Chaos soon ensues
Suddenly heroes emerge
Boston becomes one

Boston Strong

Three dead; so senseless
Hundreds injured from the blast
Who could have done this?

Boston Strong

So many questions
Days go by, searching for clues
Focus on victims

Boston Strong

Suspects are ID’d
Anyone recognize them?
It doesn’t take long…

Boston Strong

One officer dead
Carjacking…the suspects charge
Shootout with police

Boston Strong

One suspect is killed;
The other one gets away
The manhunt begins

Boston Strong

A city shuts down
All day we watch, listen, hide,
and wait for something…

Boston Strong

The ban is lifted
Why? We emerge from our homes
Then blood is spotted

Boston Strong

Suspect takes refuge
in a boat — he is cornered
He is taken away

Boston Strong

Rejoice in the streets
Authorities are praised
We begin to heal

Boston Strong

Regrettably, the
road to recovery is
much longer for some…

We are resilient
We are Boston; One Boston
Forever, always

Boston Strong

Kerry Hoffman

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moment of silence 
 
  

 Please consider donating to The One Fund – Boston to help those most affected by The Boston Marathon bombings…

www.onefundboston.org

 
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