On Day 12 of National Poetry Month, Susie Morice invites teacher-poets to scan the news for crafting poems on VerseLove at Ethical ELA. Susie writes: “Use the news piece as a launch for a poem that conveys your concerns that this news arouses. Let us see the claws of your rage, feel the scratch of your worry, taste the saffron of your affection. Let it take you to wherever it takes you. We want to hear your voices.”
This local news caught my heart two days ago. I find that I cannot add to it. The facts speak for themselves.
in the line of duty
tracking an armed robber
who opened fire
the funeral home
got a call
“do this sort of thing”
they say they can
surely a service
with full honors
for our fallen hero
Thanks K. for being such a great help and a friend. Whitewolf Photograph. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
–Major was a beautiful black German Shepherd
Thanks also to Two Writing Teachers for the weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge