Bul­let of power!

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS&EDUCATION - – Pas­tor C. Billy Les­lie

Vi­ciously strik­ing at the hearts of Ja­maicans tonight

A blaz­ing bul­let of power, that had long taken flight It cut down a bud­ding plant, one youth laid dead But from far away I felt that shot in my head A whole na­tion now feels the ef­fect of its ve­loc­ity No gun, just bul­let – what court­room au­dac­ity! A bul­let of power, jour­neyed more than five years

It turned con­tours and cor­ners and it shifted gears

John pub­lic awaited; yes we all cocked our ears Now more than a fam­ily, a na­tion left in tears Jaws of power leg­is­lated, don’t you dare com­ment! We saw the bul­let com­ing and started to lament Where did it come from; mys­tery bul­let un­known? But it blew our minds – our minds are blown Now faster than a bul­let that trav­elled six years The case is all over, and the smoke quickly clears

The blast still res­onates, yet there’s hid­den residue

Prob­a­bly a de­tailed search will un­veil what’s true A bul­let of power, that still pierces at the heart Has been in­flict­ing heartaches, right from the start

A bul­let of power; and it’s from an un­known gun

Now the bul­let still trav­els, and the gun’s on the run!

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