I watched the shooting Of JFK As a little girl Made me cry Made me wonder why I heard about the shooting Of MLK As a growing girl Made me frown Made me question why I watched the assassination Of RFK Still as a growing girl Made me shudder Made me ponder the death of yet another I found out about the killing Of JOL As a young adult Made me question hand gun control Made me realise the loss of a generational soul I watched the swearing in Of BHO As an ageing woman With jagged hindsight I think I should pray tonight (C) Sue Charlton 2009