By: Sophie Geller

Kids in America,

wondering if it could happen to them,

wondering who would be next,

if their school would be the next news headline.

Averaging once a week,

instills a growing fear in kids,

that they will hear the “crack” of gunfire,

in place where they should be safe,

where the law requires them to go,

but doesn’t completely protect their safety,

Where worries should be about an upcoming test,

or the piles of homework due the next day.

Not what to do if a shooter comes in,

or whether today will be their last.

Lives are lost,

hearts are broken,

thoughts and prayers given,

but it happens all over again,

and continues to happen without a change.