Weekend Writing Prompt — Outcry

There’s always a huge outcry after each incident

“Enough is enough!”

“Do something!”

“Stop the madness!”

But nothing changes
No matter how galvanizing it is
Those with the power
To do something
To stop the madness
Don’t give a whit what you and I think
They don’t care about the victims
They just follow the money
And send us their empty thoughts
And useless prayers

(Exactly 65 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “outcry” in exactly 65 words. And for Word of the Day Challenge (galvanizing) and Your Daily Word Prompt (whit). Photo credit: The Associated Press.

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Outcry

  1. Marleen May 28, 2022 / 1:01 pm

    The definition of “… in vain.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam May 28, 2022 / 3:11 pm

    I hate to say it, but would the reaction be different if it was their family members who perished?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 June 13, 2022 / 6:23 pm

    It is so hard to watch the news anymore… something must happen!

    Liked by 1 person

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