Document Type

Creative Work

Publication Date



"Just the ones that made the News" was written in response to the constant news of mass shootings that take place in the United States. The last two stanzas were added a year after the original draft of the poem when there was a mass shooting in my hometown of Virginia Beach.


Rachel Mantos is an undergraduate student majoring in English at Old Dominion University. Her poems were presented at the 2021 Poetry Slam, Old Dominion University Libraries, April 13, 2021, and she was the 3rd Place Winner.

Included in

Poetry Commons