The Killing

All the newspapers
Scream lurid headlines
Dehumanizing the loss

Someone’s daughter
Someone’s bride
Statistically defined

Blood and flesh
Rendered upon
Tabloid voyeurism

The killing kills
Twice; the knife blade first
The gossip close behind

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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29 Responses to The Killing

  1. Gwen Bristol says:

    I’m glad to see this being addressed in your poem. It always bothers me when someone’s pain becomes entertainment for someone else.

  2. Excellent poem sis… media gets annoying at time… sensationalism going on now with a trial in Arizona… verdict reached and will be announced in a few minutes…. it’s crazy media frenzy. (sigh)

  3. Jamie Dedes says:

    Nicely written.

  4. So true, Helen. Thanks for this.

  5. Kira says:

    Powerful. To the point. And it needed to be said…exploitation…is not entertainment on any level!!

  6. I like the way you end this poem, very neatly and succinctly put.

  7. Powerful statement and so true. Fantastic job!

  8. Chatty Owl says:

    Yeah.. Some things are sad.

  9. words4jp says:

    this is an incredible poem. so true – a truth i wish did not exist.

  10. timbush222 says:

    Great poem again.. Keep making ’em.

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