A lovely daughter full of life and hope
spending a day with her family
catching up as she now lived far away
visiting familiar and fond places
memories that could never be erased
so much joy was raised!
Strolling along the harbour and old pier
no thought of violence in mind
a link between father and precious child
without any warning a shot
is heard then his child sinks to the floor
his emotions soon to be raw!
A lone figure runs quickly from the scene
concerned only with escape
leaving a stunned father holding his sibling
fatally wounded cradled in his arms
asking for his help he was unable to give
for this atrocity hard to forgive!
In silence he stayed until medics arrived
sadly too late for any hope
within those seconds reality had changed
a precious life denied
real happiness taken by a culture of evil
her place nothing could fill!
Rest in peace another victim of a violence!
The Foureyed Poet.