School Shootings

By Sonia Khan

Another day,

as I wake up feeling terrified.

Not knowing what will happen.

Wondering if today will be the day.

Frightened by any compact sound.

As the moment of silence gets longer and longer

Honoring those who have died.

Oblivious to what will happen.

I sit there so silent, I can hear the ringing in my ears growing.

When all of a sudden a alarm goes off.

I gaze swiftly,

seeing the fear growing on everyone’s faces.

My heart starts to beat like a drum.

As we rapidly race out the classroom

bumping and jolting into each other like ice cubes in an ice tray.