Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but shame will never harm me.

Lock down, Lock down cries the school administer as another school shooting takes place. Again, we watch, as the dreams for hope and happiness are replaced by despair and death.

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but shame will never harm me.

Lock down, Lock down roars the school administer one more time, gone are the days of Fire Drills, where children would orderly line up in the hallway, hold hands and follow the teachers as they exited the school for safety.

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but shame will never harm me.

Lock the classroom doors, move away from the windows, take cover under your desk, and please pray. The nuclear bomb drills of the cold war, now become domestic terrorist drills. No longer do we fear Russian bombs, instead we fear our neighbors’ child.

If there is no shame, then who is there to blame.

Remington, Colt, Glock, Smith & Weston the gun manufacturers are certainly the ones to blame. However, weren't there baseball bats, chains, and hanging trees before guns ruled domestic terrorism?

If there is no shame, then who is there to blame.

The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are certainly the ones to blame. Then again, did not racism, sexism, and homophobia come before cyberspace hatred?

If there is no shame, then who is there to blame,

Can you hear Michael J?

If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change

Face the shame and acknowledge the blame, for only then can we achieve a beginning.

Robert Butts

March 9, 2012


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Great hub! Yes, it is up to each of us to erase the shame, we are all to blame.

Love it! Very good message, I like the way you put it across.

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