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Sticks and Stones

Updated on January 18, 2017

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

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

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

Lockdown, roars the school administer, again and again, gone are the days of Fire Drills, where children would orderly line up in the hallway, clasp hands and follow the teachers as they exit for safety.

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

Lock the classroom doors, step 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 missiles, instead, we fear our neighbors’ child.

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

Remington, Colt, Glock, Smith & Weston, gun manufacturers are surely 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's to blame.

The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are surely the ones to blame. Then again, did not bigotry, sexism, and homophobia come before cyber hatred?

If there is no shame, then who's 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 then we can achieve a new beginning.

Robert Butts

March 9, 2012


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    Maree Michael Martin 

    6 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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