Understanding

Ruhama Mumin

October 10th, 2017

I don't understand

why it's not the time to speak.

 

I don't understand

how we can all hear the gunshots and screams,

and stay silent.

 

I don't understand

how we can feel our hands wet with tears and blood,

and bite our tongue.

 

I don't understand

how thoughts and prayers alone will stop bullets.

 

I don't understand

how we grieve for dead children at Sandy Hook,

and move on having done nothing.

 

I don't understand

how this is normal.

 

I don't understand

this country's disease.

 

What is controversial? A man killed innocent people mercilessly, let's try to stop that. Is that wrong? If so, I don't understand.

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