Tunnel to Love

One lone shoe lay inside the tunnel to love

Had to make the parade had to push and shove

But she couldn’t breathe against the heavy crowd

He dropped to one knee and cried out loud

As bodies lay about wrapped in foil of gold

His face grew white and his hands grew cold

Children linked arms in their agony

As the gurneys rolled along a sidewalk sea

And all the broken hearts marched in accord

Among a rainbow of clutter not one could afford

To remain intact but a heart sewn of red

Haphazardly dropped by a hand filled with dread

On the way to parade on a day made for love

He will never forget how he lost his sweet dove

©kay salady

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About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on July 25, 2010, in poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The Love Parade tragedy is definitely something that could have been avoided only if the organizers were keen on their crowd control plans/ strategies. This event has been going on for several years and so far the event has been running without a hitch.

    What went wrong this year? Is it the change of venue? Or was the crowd rowdier than the previous years? At any rate, whatever change implemented, this should not have happened. Memorials are now being offered to those who died. Germany and other countries are in mourning because of lives lost. What’s sad is that these people went to the Love Parade to show their love for music and for life. It is such an unfortunate event!

    I, with my team at PeopleBrowsr have come up with a similar report representing sentiments of the general public on different issues, topics and interests. Visit http://www.peoplebrowsr.com/?option=com_pages&view=analyticly_specialreports for more information.


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