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March 22nd,2017

Earth has not shown anything more evil;

traumatised all those who would stumble by

a sight so shocking in its travesty.

This city, plunged in darkness, drew a veil

on those who ventured out to breathe, to live:

now still on bloodied pavements.  Strangers try

to open airways; paramedics cry.

Parliament questions what it can achieve.

Daylight was to rise on a new carnage.

Someone denied his humanity

yet, as has been said, in the old adage:

there’s nothing new at all. Profanity

ever explodes in pointless destruction,

but somehow, with more violence, in our age.