I heard someone mention a shooting.
My heart sank…
I wanted to stop listening.
Another senseless tragedy
People being gunned down
There has to be a stop to the violence.
Answers have to be sought
Life needs to be lived.
I don’t have the solution.
Only the hope
People will seek help for mental illness
Others will listen for signs of distress
Of a person not thinking rational
There has to be an emphasis
On downplaying violence
Promoting a peaceful society
Initiatives developed at the grassroots level
Going to the steps of our Capitol
The faces of victims will never leave my mind
I can’t bear to hear the stories
But we shall rally around
The innocent victims
Hail the heroes
And hold the people in our lives tighter
There has to be a reason
An ordinary day
Ends with such tragic results
People going to school, work, out to eat or shopping
Living normal lives