Since we’ve been born
We’ve heard the pratatattat of the gun
The media shows the horrid acts
Congress endlessly debates and never acts
Students crouch in corners
Hoping the day never comes
Wishing they could do more
Drill after endless drill,
Prepping for the next Columbine, Sandy Hook, and now Parkland
How many more?
How many more people, children, friends, and family need to give their lives before we act?
I say never again,
Never again will we talk and not act
Never again will we stand idly,
As we watch the repeated debating,
same repeated meaningless words as people bury their children!
Never again will there be a parent who gets the call that their child’s school is under attack
Never again will they fear that pratatattat