Ode to Roseburg
October 11, 2015
Something happened on the other day!
Something so difficult for me to relate.
Something that I recognize as tragedy.
Nothing can be changed or time repay;
Nothing now can be done to alleviate;
Nothing humanly transforms tragedy.
Anything I hope or I can possibly say,
Anything directed at redirecting fate,
Anything given can’t reverse tragedy.
Everything I beg for and all that I pray,
Everything regretted, sorrowing state,
Everything’s not adequate for tragedy.