May 26, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Jennifer N. Shannon







i dread the news

hold my breath

hope to see something sane

like light shining through the screen

rather than being a distant glimmer

noticed only after

more darkness

more destruction

people staring at ruins

memorials staged along the sidewalk.


all while terror gloats

watches fear deepen

finds its way deep into your bones

sucks the life out of human emotions

keeps you suspecting the person two feet away

creating an exit plan for the theatre

never truly enjoying the sound of your favorite band.


my God, what has this world become

when even tragedy trends?






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Jennifer N. Shannon

Jennifer N. Shannon (jns) is an author, writer and artist. Writing is the place she feels the most free and even during “work hours” she is often consumed by an overwhelming desire to share experiences, dreams and anything that has to do with love and truth, with those who like her want to feel and be more than what is considered the norm. She has authored and published three books and has had short stories and poems published by literary magazines. Her published work demonstrates but a portion of the heart and soul of her writing which can also be found on Medium.

jns continues to graciously pour her heart into various forms of expression in hopes of inspiring others…

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