They say he lost his mind



They say he lost his mind

He was a regular person, they say.

Had  10 guns…

Took a room in a high floor so that he to have a wide landscape down below.

A regular man, who just lost his mind.

No records or evidence,  or hints of the monster from within.


So many questions of the easy ways to access weapons.

So many questions about the conditioned minds of people praising the second amendment.

So many questions of innocent people who rely on government’s basic obligation to secure them.


He lost his mind and so many were injured and lost their lives.


What is the switch bottun that turns a “regular ordinary man” into a monster?

I remember asking this question about the holocaust..


So many unanswered questions about the most evolved animal – human,

Who can turn into a cruel monster in an easy, indifferent, unpredicted and unexpected way.

  • Author: AVIGAIL (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 2nd, 2017 11:03
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • rrodriguez

    Well put. This poem indeed raises quedtions about the weapons issue in this country. Thank you for sharing. Nicely done.

    • avigail

      thank you rrodriguez, sad day... sad humanity stupid killing is so terribly sad

      • rrodriguez


      • Louis Gibbs

        "most evolved animal"? ... some porpoises or elephants might take issue with that statement, and I wouldn't blame them.
        The dark end of the spectrum exists, and we all get to explore it from lifetime to lifetime. Yeah, by societies' standards he was just nuts.
        Your poem is well expressed, Avigail!

        • avigail

          thank you Louis im looking at decision... preparation... action - what makes an ordinary man in "the normal curve" do horrible things... the expression "he lost his mind" doesn't answer...

          • Louis Gibbs

            As I said, we all get to explore the dark side of the spectrum ... it is simply that. Been there myself in other lifetimes. Thanks for your thoughts.

          • FredPeyer

            Avigail, I am glad you wrote about this and are asking some very valid questions. The most scary aspect in my opinion is that one has to ask oneself if that friendly neighbor next door could turn into such a monster. What turns a so-called 'normal' human being into a killer? Are there signs? How can something like the Vegas shooting be prevented? Can it really? Your few questions open up a pandora's box of questions, most of them without answers.

            • avigail

              this was not insanity of the moment... this is a crazy mind seeking attention... how many are there.?. we dont know what people have in mind, but the question is, how can society leaders minimize these events from occurring too often...thank you Fred

              • FredPeyer

                I don't think they can, you said it yourself: 'We don't know what people have in mind'

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