What's Your Number?

March 25, 2018
By StageSportsLife BRONZE, Independence, Kentucky
StageSportsLife BRONZE, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world.

How many more
Must bleed before
The pool of blood
Begins to flood?
Revenge of those
Who lie in rows,
A world of red
With children dead.

How many more
Must mourn before
The tears that fall
Will raise the call
To face those crimes?
How many times?
Please, can you say
I’m safe today?

We die in school
But you’re so cruel
To say we must
“In God we trust.”
It’s not your fault,
Not your assault
Riffles gunning
While were running

Parents crying,
Children dying,
Are you trying?
I’d say denying
As were lying
On the floor.
How many more?
How many more?

The author's comments:

I wrote this around the time of the Flordia school shooting. I want people, especially politicians, to be forced to quantify death, to give themselves a line to be crossed. What is your number?

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