Going to school can be deadly

Fourteen minutes and six lives lost

Followed by the seventh- how do you measure the cost

Of lives lost to horrific gun violence

Young lives- this does not make sense

Does this not register anymore?

Why does it not lead to a louder uproar?

When we discuss the issue, deeply divided we remain

Make it a debate about gun ownership, forgetting the pain

That countless families keep going through

Still refraining from doing what we need to do

We talk about mental health issues and more

Try to suppress the issue at the core

Turn schools into prisons, simply accept

That going to school can be a deadly prospect

In peaceful times, in a society civilized

How come this tragic irony we have not realized?

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

4 thoughts on “Going to school can be deadly

    1. The US takes the cake at not stopping people who shouldn’t handle guns from buying them. To be honest, I used to be a 2A absolutist until a stray round from a woman playing around with a handgun while hiking, struck me and took off both of my testicles. I guess it’s easy to see this as a road to Damascus realization. But, now I’m in favor of regulation, such as better background checks and training, which would have prevented the “accident” which made me a eunuch and which, for a brief time, traumatized the young woman who acted irresponsibly.
      It’s time something changes.


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