Image Gabriel Neffke
The impact of knowledge.
Why we asked?
The little boy who grew into a monster
Death considered too good for him.
You wondered where you went wrong?
Could you have been a better parent?
His angelic appearance
Belied his evil intent
A demon within him
Sent him spiralling, plummeting
Into an abyss of hopelessness
With those around him his nemesis
Constantly at him
Crowding his thinking
Where explosions occurred
With increasing monotony.
Not the why but the when.
A mother looks on across a room
A man she no longer recognises
Stands before his people
His life laid bare
His fate now beyond any concern of hers.
Within her heart a crack appears
From which no surgery will ever repair.
Her face pained in expression
Watches her boy, destroyed.
The gulf within her wrenches wider.