Let Madness Reign

We can easily understand
why chaos reigns in our troubled land,
for the owners of our country
require instability
to maintain their positions
without suffering restrictions
on their exercising power,
while our beloved children cower
in vulnerable, defenseless schools,
unprotected by the adult fools
who rave about classroom locks,
arming our children with rocks,
making school assaults a trifle
by a mad kid with a rifle.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.