new york city strong!

wednesday morning
 the sun rose
 as if 
nothing
 had 
happened
the day before

i guess its always like that
life goes on
no matter what horrors transpire

tuesday afternoon
a crazy person
in a rented flatbed pick up truck
intentionally 
swerved
off west street 
(aka westside highway)
onto
a bike/pedestrian path
that sits between the river and the highway



it was a beautifully perfect afternoon for biking or walking
there were a lot of people enjoying the day
soon the three schools nearby would be letting out

i am not sure 
how much
 more horrible 
it would have been
 had the crazy man 
not
 plowed
 into the side 
of 
a school bus 
but 
he did


it stopped 
his killing spree
it allowed
 alert police 
to
 grab him as he ran from the truck

8 lives were lost
many others were seriously injured

new yorkers stand strong

terrorism 
didnt keep 
thousands 
from
 the annual halloween parade




and
 it wont 
keep 
new yorkers
 from
 living their lives




9 comments:

  1. Nowhere is safe from people with crazy ideas. But life goes on and we cannot let the crazies take over.

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  2. I will never understand that kind of crazy. So many people just don't belong on this earth.

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  3. This should never happen to anyone anywhere. Why anyone would be filled with such hate is beyond me. Yes, life goes on but only for some, the dead are still dead and the lives of their family and friends will forever be changed and those injured are still hurt. I understand the concept of going on but let us not forget to show compassion as well.

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  4. I just don't understand it. And I'm grateful I don't. I'm glad you are okay.

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  5. I understand the concept of going on but let us not forget to show compassion as well.


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