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Opinion

Poetic plea for change following school shooting


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Feb. 20, 2018 - 7:50 PM

ENOUGH! She cried as she turned on the news today
Unimaginable grief is the only thing displayed
Violence in the face of our children - so where do we begin
By Debating who or what is accountable with no solutions in the end

Look for the signs of those who might be in pain
Those who walk alone in their own cloud of shame
But what about the GUNS in the hands of our youth
America’s Leaders are failing us is clearly the truth
300 school shootings since 2013 - an average of one a week
Alarming statistics laid at our feet

And what do we do? We stand in shock again
No solutions offered except prayer for the victims, family and friends
WHAT? ENOUGH she cried - Our babies are worth a change in America’s laws
Prayer is welcomed BUT our system is flawed
ENOUGH! she cried - I stand using my voice pleading for a change
Begging our leaders - PLEASE don’t let one more child’s life be in vain
ENOUGH!

Heather Reagan Bates 
Newnan