trimeric crisis intervention

It’s not really about guns
maybe a lack of funds or
whether our society chose
the wrong kind of heroes

maybe a lack of funds
for helping mentally ill
who need treatment still

whether our society chose
to glorify ugly violence
media pumps nonsense

the wrong kind of heroes
who can bully baddest?
criminal suicide saddest


Mary is serving trimeric (poetic form) at the dVerse Poets pub

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claudia
    Oct 11, 2015 @ 11:42:46

    we have mentally ill people here as well – the good thing is that it is not easy for them to get a gun somewhere – think that helps – still – yeah – those social issues need to be tackled

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  2. katiemiafrederick
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 10:46:56

    Truly it’s about social roles
    Boys who fear emotions..
    Boys driving girls away
    Lonely isolated boys..

    Boys who fear emotions
    grow weak
    alone

    Boys driving girls away
    become frustrated
    get angry..

    Lonely isolated boys..
    can become violent
    some Kill

    So in conclusion
    who kills the
    emotions
    of boys..
    Patriarchal
    ways of life..
    where boys
    no longer
    feel
    like
    boys…

    In two of the last
    several major
    rampage killings..
    not having
    a girl
    friend
    is a
    cited
    source of
    all the anger..

    Humans
    are still
    humans..
    there is
    natural
    aversion
    to killing other
    humans without
    tools of death..
    put a trigger
    in the mix
    and death
    comes quicker…

    It’s
    just one
    plus one
    equals instant death.

    And yes.. i’ve pursued this
    with great interest..
    with potential
    candidates
    who
    overall
    agree
    about
    the
    factor
    of the
    social
    role..
    the
    latest
    killer
    boy has
    no empathy..
    and much anger..
    like some other folks
    on the ‘Wrong Planet’ too…
    It’s the illness of losing soul…
    Where the real devil becomes human…
    and only society overall has the potential of cure..
    there are close to zero rampage killings
    in the 50’s.. where social roles are
    clearly defined.. and
    jobs are
    plentiful..
    boys no
    longer are
    making the grade
    of being boys
    at
    all
    in their minds..
    Credit sitting on their
    butts in front of
    screens
    for a
    large
    part
    of that..
    doing whatever…
    There is an epidemic
    of a Zombie Apocalypse
    in the U.S. where science
    empirically measures empathy
    levels dropping 30% since
    the 50’s.. go figure..
    it’s common
    sense
    for those
    who still
    have a
    soul….
    but hey.. i did author
    the top search result on Google
    for this special interest of
    mine.. on the major factors
    underlying rampage
    killings..
    if one wants to
    know the answers..
    listen
    to
    ‘the
    boys’…
    that’s what i did..
    i didn’t rely
    on the
    talking
    news
    heads..
    alone..;)

    smiles.. reference
    below.. sister Lynn..
    and friend
    at
    the
    almost
    end..;)

    http://wrongplanet.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=218916

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  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 08:19:19

    I agree with you, Lynn. Most of these crimes are committed with guns obtained illegally. The tragedy that needs to be addressed is poverty joblessness, the loss of the family structure. So many young people feel helpless. Wonderfully done poem.

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  4. Gabriella
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 07:40:14

    When more pre-schoolers are killed by guns every year than police officers in the line of duty, it has nothing to do with mental health. Countries where the laws on gun-ownership are much stricter hardly have shootings of any kind.

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    • lynn__
      Oct 10, 2015 @ 08:13:13

      Cities with ant-gun laws have higher violent crime rates (because criminals know citizens cannot defend?)

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      • Gabriella
        Oct 10, 2015 @ 08:28:01

        As long as stricter gun laws are not nationwide it is a lost battle. If guns are available 5 miles away, a particular city law will have very low impact. And don’t tell me that criminals will buy guns anyway. Some will. But there are resins why there are laws and some will hesitate to cross that line. Or should we just repel all laws because people will drive over the speed limit or steal?

  5. Mary
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 07:32:37

    48 school shootings (with guns) since the start of 2015. Not all done by the ‘mentally ill.’ Without guns, the number would be close to zero?

    Yesterday I talked with a man who is a security officer at a large university nearby. He told me that one of the two things he is most involved with as part of his job is ARMED robberies perpetrated by adults who come from north of the university to steal cell phones at gun point from students for a quick dollar. If there were no GUNS,……..

    It IS about guns.

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 01:25:22

    Ah.. Yes it’s complicated it seems… I know we’ve had mentally ill killing here as well.. Usually it does result in less casualties though.

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  7. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Oct 10, 2015 @ 01:01:16

    Sad indeed – and such a difficult problem to solve, it seems.

    Reply

  8. Sumana Roy
    Oct 09, 2015 @ 22:55:22

    “media pumps nonsense”..everywhere the same story…a clever use of the form…

    Reply

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