I watched this young boy declare
on live National TV
that he was prepared to go down fighting
he picked up a bat;
thinking he could fight off
a killer with a gun.
Did not catch his name
but I will never forget his sweet face.
This statement saddened me so much.
My guess is that he was maybe ten years old at most.
Tragedy by gunfire once again
entered a habitat of learning,
A charter school,
and robbed youngsters of their childhood once again
and ripped them of their innocence once again.
Fifteen shootings and only
19 weeks of school!
2 weeks, 2 shootings, and two brave young men murdered.
Rage, Prayers and We continue to just watch.
How many more?
- “Now comes the pain of truth, to whom ’tis pain;
o folly! for to bear all naked truths,
and to envisage circumstance, all calm,
that is the top of sovereignty.”