School's Out Early, a poem by Joni Caggiano at Spillwords.com

School’s Out Early

School’s Out Early

written by: Joni Caggiano

@theinnerchild1

 

nineteen hearts to memorialize
whiffs of jasmine swim from wounds
shock sails off tiny precious faces
evil still crawls in the worst of places

school mates hopscotch on clouds
angels light up heaven’s mourning sky
guns shoot death, not joy or song
new families who won’t sleep till dawn

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Almost a decade after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings it seems almost a copycat killing has happened.  How many innocent children and adults have to continue to die? What will it take to out weigh “The Right to Bear Arms?”

Joni Caggiano

Joni Caggiano

Joni's blog is Rum and Robots, where she publishes poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni’s work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her – The Short of it, MasticadoresUSA, MasticadoresIndia (regular contributor), and The Edge of Humanity Magazine. Her work has been included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It’s Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021). Joni received an honorable mention in Gabriela Marie Milton’s (Amazon #1 Best Selling Poet) Short Prose Contest. Joni’s blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. She is a retired nurse and paralegal who feels a strong kinship with nature.
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