"The Bullies of Columbine’ | SummitDaily.com

"The Bullies of Columbine’

It starts out quite early

the need to dominate

earlier than preschool

by high school it’s too late.

They are fondly known as bullies

these school hall terrorists

we write it off as common

disregarding all the risks.

Meanwhile the bloodied picked-on

endure their public wounds

suffering in silent realms 

shrinking to the womb.

The perpetual uneasiness

that gobbles up their day

is the bully victim’s legacy

vexed scars don’t go away.

Though the faculty did ponder

and measure all the facts

there’s nothing in their contract

that says they have to act.

So bullies feel quite comfortable

carrying out their rounds

no one seems the worse for wear

when apathy abounds.

Then one day they show up

with a semiautomatic

and scatter guts upon the tiles

all breaking news dramatic.

So we are shocked and outraged

as footage interrupts our day

another high school shooting

yet the bullies never pay

They just plead “He’s psycho, man”

when asked about the crime

and shake their heads in laughter

they never do the time.

It’s just the kid who snaps who pays

from all the sick torment

and usually the victims

are random and not with intent.

So why don’t we actually do some thing to stop this trendy horror

intervene on these sadistic punks

or just expect the more?

We had no way of knowing

the first time it came to be

still the bullies of Columbine and the rest they all get off Scott free.

Kevin McGrath

Wauwatosa, Wis.

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