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Sunday October 31 (Poetry Challenge Day 27)

Conservative member of Parliament, David Amess, stabbed to death while holding a meeting with his local constituency

Violence came to the mother-land
before it came to our shores.

I’m surprised.
I thought we would be the first to choose this path.

Note: Naturally violence of this sort is not new, to either country. It’s just that we haven’t seen this for awhile and it comes as a shock. Our intolerance for one-another has been pushing us in this direction for several years.