What has happened to us?
High school used to be such
an innocent adventure.
Dramas were not deadly,
Acne, being turned down for a date,
school dance gyrations,
Fun parties after school or on weekends.
Never saw any kind of gun at my school.
Now it seems they should issue Freshmen
Kevlar vests along with school lockers.
Perhaps issue a pistol to each student,
so they will have some means of defense?
Not so far-fetched anymore,
when mass carnage takes place often.
Will Level 1 trauma centers replace the
We exist in a state of hyper-vigilance.
The new normal
is amped-up and always looking over our shoulders.
Something has got to change.
Mental Health for troubled teenagers is number one.
More and better mental health can impact these events.
Early warning of threatening posts can help too.
Stay safe out there.