OUR WORLD IN POETRY  ~  THE DARK KNIGHT - 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT ~ 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT ~ 2012

~ AURORA, CO. ~

James Holmes ~ The Joker


 

Part I

“We Will Remember” ~ Said for the twelve,

For they didn’t survive the Dark Knight’s Hell,

A night of fun for the price of a ticket sold,

All ages came ~ From young too old,

Mid-night reserved for Batman’s show,

Seats were filled ~ Theaters overflowed,

An exit door opened ~ The Joker appeared,

He began his assault from front to rear,

Armed with gas, artillery and three guns,

He unloaded on an audience stunned,

Noise from the movie and bullets fired,

Confusion delayed met with unwelcomed desire,

Knowledge accepted ~ Some ran for the door,

Others sought cover by finding the floor,

“I’m hit…” words heard by some,

By others those words would never come,

Cell phones called police for “H-E-L-P,”

Help came quick and with stealth,

Four boyfriends covered their heart’s intent,

As parents covered babies ~ That were lent,

Friends held friends ~ That had been shot,

Keeping pressure on wounds ~ Truly distraught,

Finally frantic fear ~ Began to subside,

Once free ~ They collectively cried.

Part II

Family and friends search did not receed,

Exiting the theater ~ Their search did proceed,

Seeing EMT working hard and fast,

Trying to save lives that came past,

Lights were flashing ~ People around,

Some could see ~ But without sound,

Shock was real ~ There was no doubt,

Everyone thankful ~ For those that got out.

Part III

“We Will Remember,” ~ Echoed the crowd,

Names on white crosses were read aloud,

Twelve white crosses ~ Stands beside, 

The Theater ~ Where Twelve People Died.


JerriFaye Thomason



 

Alex Sullivan, 27

Micayla Medek, 23

Jessica Ghawi, 24

Navy Petty Officer John Larimer, 27

Rebecca Wingo, 32

Matthew McQuinn, 27

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29

Alexander Boik, 17

Alexander Teves, 24

Jonathan Blunk, 26

 
Gordon Cowdon, 51


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