Finally it hit close to home…

Calamity seems distant until it comes to you

The theoretical risk you ignore, this is something you can do

Tragedy has struck many times, but far removed from it were you

So you shrugged your shoulders, forgot about it promptly too

You told everyone not to worry, these incidents were isolated

Somewhere someone unhinged had gun violence perpetrated

You live in safe areas, your children go to a school private

Shootings do not happen there, you would state

You expressed sympathy for victims and were grateful secretly

In believing that gun violence was not something you would see


Then, in a private religious school children were shot

You were a bit unnerved but you brushed aside the thought

That life was unsafe, then someone fired

In a doctor’s office, when he did not get the medication desired

As a doctor, you were a bit shaken, and resolved to be

Extra cautious with patients behaving badly..

Oh in between you also decided that extra care you would take

To never step foot on a stranger’s property by mistake…


You live in a safe, upscale suburb of a diverse city

You often go to outlet malls for a shopping spree

Some people you know live close to the mall

Where the latest shooting occurred, you frantically call

People you know to see if they are safe or not

Now real danger has been in your orbit brought….

Published by iheart11

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

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