According to Joe
Animal lovers, is this you?
It does not contribute to Marine pride
To have a jarhead committing puppycide.
Someone took a video in which it looks as if
A Marine threw a puppy from a cliff.
When you read the story on the front page
In every bone in your body, you felt rage.
Continuing through the paper, news there was more.
Further updates on what was happening in Darfur.
In the ongoing genocide, you then found out
Children's arms chopped off, people's eyes gouged out.
Well, it's not about a puppy, so you felt no rage
As you calmly turned to the next page.
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.