message of hatred ~ sedoka

message of hatred
for unsuspecting victims
dispensed by madmen with guns

as a nation grieves
bodies continue to fall
in world where no place is safe


This sedoka is my response to
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #96 Little Ones … Sedoka

A Sedoka is an unrhymed poem composed of two katauta. A katauta is able to stand alone, with three lines and a syllable pattern of 5-7-7. A Sedoka therefore has the syllable count: 5-7-7, 5-7-7.  Each katauta must be able to be read independently, but also create a cohesive singular work in the Sedoka.

Mass shootings, fueled by nationalism, bigotry and hatred continue at an accelerated pace in the United States, a place where such events are becoming the new norm in news cycles.

14 thoughts on “message of hatred ~ sedoka

  1. At the moment in Canada Guns are just not something we think about. We feel we don’t need them. There are and always will be individuals who do feel the need and use them. BUT what we see in THE USA is discomforting and self destructive. God Bless those in pain and turmoil. For me it’s like watching someone self destruct. I pray you may see the beauty again in your beautiful country. 💜


  2. You’ve captured the horror and sadness we all feel in your sedoka, Ken. Guns never were the answer. America seems to be hanging on to the past with their outdated gun laws. Why does the US government pay any attention to gun lobbyists? Oh yes, the man with the Trump card.

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