Life is precious.
People are not animals.
And animals deserve not to
be gunned down for no purpose.
How can anyone claim to be pro-life
in any way, when children and teachers
can be gunned down on a brilliant
spring morning anywhere in the nation?
But, Sandy Hook, Reynolds, Columbine,
Parkland, Springfield, and the heartbroken
others, it keeps on and on and on and on.
We will never be able to stop this
if we allow ourselves numbness, escape,
despair and overwhelm.
We need to feel the pain and let it move us
to real change.
Clarity, compunction, compassion,
We belong to one another.
When we know that, we will protect life.
©️Laurie Lynn Newman