Today I cry
Cry for lives massacred, 19 children
Children, scared, minds shocked with horror before
Before bullets shattered their bodies
Bodies ripped apart from ammunition designed for war
War on the innocent calls
Calls to 911: “send cops”
Cops—19 armed, trained, vested—stood waiting
Waiting for key to enter a classroom
Classroom where frantic children brave
Brave enough to call while
While armed forces wait
Afterword: How many more?! If the massacre of a nation’s children is not enough to initiate change, what will!? It took me days to verbalize the sorrow in my heart. I now express my words—65 to be exact—to Sammi’s aptly chosen word for this weekend writing prompt: OUTCRY!
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