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We Have Got To Do Better...

Uvalde, Texas

By Ashlie CrossPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
We Have Got To Do Better...
Photo by Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash

I lay in bed.

I hear the news.

I cry at the thought, of this being true.

But this is the world we live in, and our children too.

It's to the point, that we don't feel okay, with sending our kids to school.

My heart goes out to every parent, whose ever experienced this kind of loss.

I cannot imagine, the heartache and the pain.

Of losing a child, to someone mentally insane.

This is not the way it's supposed to be.

This is not the way it should have went.

These children were supposed to grow old, find love, and wander through life.

Instead their parents are grieving, because their kids are out of sight.

And husbands are left, burying their wives.

Because teachers had to be heroes, in a war that could not be won.

But they didn't think twice about risking their life, trying to save your daughter or your son.

Innocent children never stand a chance.

Especially against someone with a gun in their hands.

This isn't the first time we've been here.

We have seen this before.

We have got to do better and pay attention to who we let walk through our school doors.

And to the parents of these people, who end up taking lives...

Weren't there any signs?

Or did you choose to ignore them and not blink an eye?

And because of that, innocent people, mainly children, have died.

I can't comprehend how someone, so young, can be so cold inside.

You were eighteen-years old and you took twenty-one lives.

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About the Creator

Ashlie Cross

I am a mommy of 3 and full time college student ALWAYS trying to make ends meet.

I write a lot about how I feel.

How I want the world to be.

How I wish people were.

I write to release.

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)12 months ago


  • Babs Iverson2 years ago

    Melancholy! Tears & Pain.

  • A very sad poem

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