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School’s Out Early

School’s Out Early

written by: Joni Caggiano



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



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?”

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