A moment of silence
Isn’t enough,
Neither is lowering
The Flag.

Candlelight vigils
Quickly burn out;
Deaths pile up
In vain.

The battle won’t
Be won,
Until we lay
Down guns.

The world is
The community.
Peace comes living
As one.

——————-John Northcutt Young (First posted on June 15, 2016 after a school shooting.)

About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking. View all posts by John Northcutt Young

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