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I have no fear in this place;
These fellows are not my murderers.
They walk beside me
Together in our common –
Sense tells me that I am safe
Here I do not worry about
Him, Her, Them feeling angry
Today and committing the
Unspeakable.

I will not go there;
to where I fear to be.
Places that could, and should
Be Safe.

I wish, I wish, I wish, that you had had that choice
Too.


 

I wrote this poem the day after the Parkland School shooting in America. Despite not living there, every time I hear of another mass shooting my heart hurts. It is so preventable. I wrote this as I was sitting on the bus on the way to my University, realising that I was not scared, because I did not need to be. The likelihood of one of those people being a murderer is a slim. It is a place where I can feel safe. As it should be. 

For the first time though, I do have some sort of hope for America. The young people are rising up and using their vote. #TheYoungPeopleWillWin

 

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3 replies on “09.

  1. Gosh, there have been so many school shootings this year. It’s very sad, and very preventable, as you said. But #youngpeoplewillwin

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