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Apr 2020
we marched to school each morning
with only one intent
to strengthen our minds with knowledge
and understand what our parents meant
when we were children

we marched side by side, slowly
trusting that we would be fine
that some hero would protect us
no one told us we were walking blind
we were only children

we sat in closets, quiet
with no one daring to move
our hands and prayers raised up high
oh, how our parents would disapprove
we were only children

we did nothing to him
but you see us on the news
our faces will be remembered
and now it’s time to accuse
we were only children

they blame it on the people
with no thought being played
to the weapons bringing violence
to his tragic escapade
they forget the children

the blame is always placed
but no reforms are ever made
we marched to school so blindly
and we were still betrayed.
we were only children.
trigger warning: violence, school shooting
Felicity Paris
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Felicity Paris  18/Non-binary/RI
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