READ THE NEWS

Read the news from back home today–
The baby crying next door 
reminds me
of how many parents 
have lost their children
and how many children 
have lost their parents
Senselessly gunned down 
The most shocking of all horrors
and it keeps happening 
Complete Madness
Even though I’m not there
it still hits me hard–
I just can’t help but cry
Life is so strange these days
When someone can just take another’s life
when they feel like it
I bow my head
I don’t remember this happening in the
70’s – 80’s – 90’s
insanity of a culture
Anger + Hate + War 
is taking its toll on all of us
The Entire World
I often think about an interview 
I read years ago
before all of the shootings started
A newspaper asked a young girl
What are you going to do with your life?
And her response
Try not to get killed 
And it hit me
Something is very wrong—
Trying to stay alive
should not be 
a child’s or anybody’s 
life goal
But it is

By KM Sharp

By KM Sharp