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The following is a piece of writing submitted by Rachael Acevedo on March 14, 2013
"There was a shooting that killed seven at a Sikh temple near my home in Wisconsin. This poem was actually created by covering up words from a news article about it."

Sikh Temple- August 5, 2012

I knew of seven
Killed in
A case of
No motive.

A shadow in the dark,
They called it a “white supremacist”
In carrying out such a horrific act.

Evening arrived at
Home, appeared to
The temple earlier in
The day.

The single handgun,
Floating down the Styx,
Confirmed a critical condition.

Inside and
Out as
The officer wounded in the line of duty.

Wisconsin fled in
All directions and hid.

“My father can’t speak. There’s too much blood coming out of his back.”

Briefly the temple
With the wounds of

The slain gunman…

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