From Classroom to Casket

Rose on tombstone. Red rose on grave. Love – loss. Flower on memorial stone close up. Tragedy and sorrow for the loss of a loved one. Memory. Gravestone with withered rose

From classroom to casket

an American journey

arrive on a school bus

depart on a gurney


As children lay dead

in Uvalde Texas

it’s hard to ignore

the obvious nexus

with unfettered access

to weapons of war

the number of dead

will continue to soar


We live in a land

of pierced hearts and sorrow

no shooting today?

just wait till tomorrow

In a fog of futility

explicably numb

we reach for our heartstrings

but there’s nothing to strum

4 Comments

  1. Priti says:

    Beautiful lines so emotional thanks for sharing 👌👍

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    1. gsrbtn says:

      Thank you.

      Longing for the day when I won’t feel the need to write such words.

      Geof

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      1. Priti says:

        You are welcome stay blessed 🤗🥰

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  2. amyspeaks says:

    Reblogged this on The Voice of the Voiceless and commented:
    *takes a moment of silence for the children of Uvalde, TX*
    #IStandWithUvalde

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