Shots Ring Out.
Dealey Plaza and the Texas Book Depository
A day that would go down in history
Sixth floor window. Shots ring out
People begin to panic, point and shout
Was it more than three
A lone gunman or conspiracy
The world watched in horror and held its breath
The nightmare on Elm street, the street of death
Who can ever forget those scenes so graphic
Captured on film , bullet hits bone. so horrific
A bloodstained dress
A gaping wound, a bloody mess
On her lap she holds his head
Camelot has fallen the king is dead
Along with the dreams of a generation
Darkest hour of a young and powerful nation
A coup d’etat
What powers were behind that
The weapon masters and the Arms industry
Banking kings of finance and the economy
The makers of war, the C.I.A.
The pedlars of death, the Mafia
Castro, the Rusians, or Cuban dissidents
Who would dare to murder the President
Who removed the bullet proof bubble
Knowing that day, there could be trouble
Who changed the route of the motorcade
Who gave the order for changes to be made
An acute turn, forcing the speed to drop
The driver to slow down, to almost stop
Presenting a sitting target, a turkey shoot
The man with dark glasses and the black suit
Or recalled the secret service bodyguards
From the bridge by the old railway yards.
On whose orders, on what pretense
By the grassy knoll. A white picket fence
The flowers and wreaths, the conspiracy theories
The rosaries, the messages and Hail Marys
We still cannot separate the fiction from the fact
Who would execute such a barbaric act
November skies cry out in disbelief
So many years have passed and still the grief
And how history was changed that day
When our dreams and innocence were blown away.
A Nightmare on Elm Street and Dealey Plaza,
Dallas,Texas, in the good old US of A.
Land of the Free
- Denis Murphy .22 November 2019.