It is 100 days
Who were these 18 ?
An astronaut and a physicist
A physician and a nurse
A policeman, a CEO, an artist, a violinist, a cellist
A rock musician, a novelist, an electrician, a plumber
A Marine corporal
A landscape architect, a farmer
A teacher, a scientist
These were my children
These were my nieces and nephews,
They were the children of my friends and family,
potential Nobel laureates, our future –
To never know another kiss
To never know a lover’s caress.
To never know old age and grandchildren
So much to never know.
Florida gives its’ millionth
concealed weapons permit
Who is safer ?
Are we brave enough ?
Doing right in the face of overwhelming
fear….are we ?
one of these children
were yours ?
28 March, 2013