Poetry Corner with Lawrence Spiro

On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. madness gripped a man and did not let go. It took aim at a “soft” target in a location where innocence was the target.

This poem is dedicated to the 58 lives taken:

In the psalm of the night death is revealed. Shrouded in darkness the why is concealed.
There are no words written that can explain
or comfort those who mourn in grief and pain.
Life is the result of cause and effect
and the actions of men free to select.
No manner of belief can touch this truth/
Far beyond a guess a reason or proof
The purpose of darkness within twilight,
is known by G-d alone as day dims night.

 ~ Lawrence Spiro