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It Could Happen Here

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

“It could happen here”

That’s what his friend said

The words circle in his mind

He repeats it to me

Pleading with his eyes

For it not to be true

How do I comfort him

When I can’t assure him

That it won’t happen here

That it won’t happen to him

He moves onto playing

Racing cars around the room

I’m left sitting in the injustice

Of schools turned crimes scenes

Of children learning the protocol

In case it happens here

Because it could happen here

We can’t deny it

But can we change it

Can we give our kids the gift

Of not having to wonder

If it will happen here


Featured Image by MChe Lee on Unsplash


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