Tuesday, April 20

June 2, 2011
By serendipity_reverie GOLD, San Marino, California
serendipity_reverie GOLD, San Marino, California
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Favorite Quote:
Laugh until we think we'll die, barefoot on a summer's night, nothin new is sweeter than with you.


The elegant whispers of the screaming trees
surround me as
glass shatters.
The lull of the choir’s harmonious voices
is accompanied by the powder that settles
on hands and strangles lungs.
The red and black coats
are lined up neatly along hooks,
they shiver in the smoky, quivering air.
Books are stacked along mundane chipped
shelves, which explode and are left
disfigured from the cracks of silence and
abandonment.
they walk down the hallway, power held
in their hands.
people talk to them for the
first time.
tears etch their way
through the black charcoal
smeared on their faces.
one
two
three
thirteen fall.
shh.
no sudden
movements.


The author's comments:
This is in memory of the thirteen lives lost in the Columbine High School Massacre, which occured on April 20, 1999. Two boys, who were rumored to have been the target of bullying, entered the high school with bombs- after they didn't detonate, they opened fire with rifles and shotguns on the innocent students and faculty members. R.I.P.Cassie Bernall, Steve Kurnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matt Ketcher, Daniel Mauser, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Schoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend, Kyle Vasquex, and Coach Dave Sanders. (There were two more victims of the shootings- the perpetrators ended the shooting by ending their own lives)

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