Gabs

We have been thoroughly robbed

Truly and most assuredly as if

A thief in dark of night had come

Stolen what we failed, to protect

Oh- how most complicit we are!

We’ve lost untold stores and smiles

All those gems you just can’t buy

We’re left here to cry, for ourselves   

We’ll guiltily hide the void inside

So, we never see it in the mirror of life

Never be reminded of our failing to you

Now we’re sorry, in all the wrong ways

Convincing ourselves you’ve found peace

From a narcissistic world… we’ve created

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Poet of the Light © 2021  

In memory of Gabby Petito.

We should be better than this by now.

May you one day forgive our failing you.

12 thoughts on “Gabs

  1. No lines can tame the sadness of this story and yet with your poetry you managed to say the truth and give us a chance to think about what we did or didn’t do to stop it from happening.
    Domestic Violence is and will remain a disaster and will keep taking lives, till it’s not taken into consideration for what it is: a real society issue

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