by Paul J. Yanuziello 7/18.

(Written shortly after the mass shooting on the Danforth, commonly known as Greektown, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.)

What sets a tone of fire that races out of control

Wild beasts in the forest run from danger

fight or flight an old instinctual habit

Played out in modern times

A Greek tragedy unfolds in Greektown

Blood and tears mix with rage and fear

A rampage in the concrete jungle

a misguided animal with a gun

Remember the fallen good and bad

Lest we forget why we are spared

To spread the words of love and compassion

through deeds of selflessness

And kindness!


The 2018 Toronto shooting, known locally as the Danforth shooting, was a mass shooting that occurred on Danforth Avenue in the Greektown neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the night of July 22, 2018. Faisal Hussain killed two people and wounded thirteen using a handgun. He committed suicide after a shootout with Toronto police officers.