They stood behind the barricades
Runners in motion, legs outstretched.
A tempest boom bursts upon the scene,
Another in quick succession.
Spattered blood, spreading limbs
Line the street of runner’s dreams,
A dark, ghostly finish.
Our hearts heave in pain for those who lost
In an endless cycle of violence
Harbored deep in crevices of twisted minds
Making another grandstand debut.
The Summer Gazebo Readings are held each Monday evening at 7pm in June, July & August. Each evening 4-5 authors and poets share their work from our Gazebo on Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. SGR is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside. Funds raised through sponsorships help send underprivileged kids to Kamp Kiwanis each summer. This summer marks our 7th season!