Little Children

Life isn’t promised

it’s more of a loan

and people die all the time

a natural part of life

yet I can’t get this out of my heart

little children meeting violence

but then it’s like that for little children

all over the world

raised in terror and fear and dark clouds

with no silver linings

I’ve had a pretty cushy life so far

my children always returned from school

sometimes sad with their little children dilemmas

but never dead

never did I worry

they might be shot dead

in their little children classrooms

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