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 most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks, 9 published poetry collections, 4 more accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 1 accepted for publication, 2 short story collections and 1 accepted for publication. He lives in NYC. Read other articles by Gary.