April 18, 2007

Attention please!

Too late in the day did we find
His writings showed his state of mind
Bloodbath and pain
Many lives lost in vain
And all because - we had been blind!

Guardian 18/04/07: The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note raging against religion and rich kids. Read on

This makes me stop and think: Where do we draw the line between imagination, fantasy and a cry for help from a mind that is ill? Could we have averted this tragedy had we not listened with half an ear?

Related read: Arms & the man

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Human mind is so complex
    That it continues to perplex.
    It's so difficult to judge
    If a person has some grudge
    Until such acts happen as reflex.

    (While I say a silent prayer for all the dead and injured, my heart goes out to the families of Minal Panchal and Prof. Loganathan)