Spark of Violence

Normal routine,

interrupted by chaos and tragedy.

An impatient sound

fills the space with terror 

and leaves a scar of flame. 

Initial burning morphs

into a numbing peace. 

A gentle life-

left hanging in the balance. 

They riddle the floor:

parents, children, and siblings. 

A space of red, tears, and violence-

with power to bring society

to its shaken knees. 

© by Amber L Hoppa, October 2015

Published by alhoppa

Simply put, I'm a thirty something single mom of three young boys with a passion for reading and writing. Writing, and reading for that matter, has been a passion since elementary school when a friend and I had our short collection of poetry published through the school where it was on display in the library for an entire year. While I still enjoy poetry, my love has grown into short stories and full length novels. Tag along for the journey, it'll be documented here every step of the way.

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