How will you remember 2015
considering all of what we have seen?
Police brutality caused such a clatter.
It brings home the point that Black Lives Matter.
Je suis Charlie was the French cry against terrorist violence.
But the Parisian November attacks stunned us into silence.
San Bernardino too, had its own terrorist cell
while other U.S. cities had their own hell.
The Charleston church massacre brings us grief.
And anti-abortion activists kill for belief.
A Syrian boy drowns in the Mediterranean Seas.
But it’s not enough for America to allow refugees.
The presidential carnival got off with a jump
with Bernie & Hillary, Cruz, Bush, & Trump.
Woman of the Year, Caitlyn Jenner, causes a scream.
But we’re more concerned with Blue Bell ice cream.
And Pope Francis comes to visit the U.S.
Was that a gold and white or blue and black dress?
The NFL scandal was called Deflategate.
And we continue our guns and ammo debate.
Gay marriage is legal, some states legalize pot.
But we’re more concerned with the Star Wars plot.
The coming New Year will likely offer more
of fear and pain and probably more war.
*Top image: The words “Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” adorn a memorial at Place de la Republique for the victims of the November Paris attacks. Photo courtesy of Instagram.