...and for what good reason

April 29, 2012
By Chris Legg BRONZE, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Chris Legg BRONZE, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Disregarding the hatred for his father, the man had a large career in front of him.
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In his plays he killed many times.
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He chose to purchase a gun and murder innocent classmates.
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36 people loved as daughters and sons.
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The man committed suicide with no treason to others.
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Coasting though the valley road, men with rifles scout abroad.
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Snipers on farther mountains watch.
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Nearby places on high lockdown, afraid of what will happen next.
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Everybody shocked from what had happened.
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No one saw the hidden danger of the Asian man.
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36 dead and at least 72 grieving.
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More people scared of what might happen..
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People terrified from the news.
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Schools shut down for days and days.
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Completely unexpected from what had happened.
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My brother sleeping patiently in his dorm.
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Not a single clue what had just happened.
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A brother who had a class near that man.
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Overslept and missed the storm of death.
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All happened that day at Virginia Tech.
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And for what good reason was this crime committed.
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Access to the school was limited.
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Days on Television that haunts me every morning that conference were on.
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All from that day at Virginia Tech.
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36 dead and for what good reason.
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Father issues?
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Plays not being taking literally?
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Racial issues.
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Popularity.
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To a select part of the nation, it is Pearl Harbor again.
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What we should take from this tale is a common saying.
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A butterfly’s wing beat can start a tornado somewhere else.
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Every April 6 is a day of grief.
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Orange and Maroon shirts worn that day to remember.
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However I also try to forget.
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As I know I am not the only person out there.
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Millions of other people most certainly feel this way.
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The same way as I do.


The author's comments:
This was about the Virginia Tech Massacre that happened when my brother went to that school. They consider it one of the worst school shootings and i needed to get it out of my head some.

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