Laid to final rest
With a farewell and kind words.
The famous and powerful
Came to pay their last respects.
But is this enough,
We’ve been down this road before;
It’s paved with their blood.
Is this just more lip service
Paid to appease the people?
As the saying goes,
Actions speak louder than words,
This can’t be denied.
Maybe the edge has been reached
Finally putting an end to the hate.
Only time will tell
If these deaths have been for naught.
With man at the wheel
Anything is possible,
But I for one hope for change.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~