Monday, March 5, 2018

We Do The Drills

We do the drills
to keep kids safe
in case the unthinkable
happens

We do the drills
to give them
a tiny sense
of control

We do the drills
to combat
the helplessness

We do the drills
in hopes
the drills will save them

We do the drills
knowing they're
never going to save us all

We do the drills


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On a lighter note, I'd love it if you popped on over to C. Lee McKenzie's blog where I'm a featured author today introducing my story Until Release that will be published in the upcoming anthology Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime!



18 comments:

  1. Already did!
    Sad the drills are needed. Crazy world we live in.

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  2. It used to just be drills for fire and tornadoes, too.

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    1. So many drills for so many tragedies

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  3. It makes me sad that you have to do the drills. Heading over now. Congrats on your story!

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  4. Duck and cover has taken on a whole new meaning in this century. Great to have you on my blog today, Jemi.

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    1. It really has - so sad!
      Thanks Lee - it's been fun!! :)

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  5. I wish you didn't have to drills.

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  6. We do the drills
    knowing they're
    never going to save us all

    Vey powerful, and sad. Thank you for sharing, Jemi.

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  7. Yes, thanks for sharing this, Jemi. Sad what students and teachers and parents must now live with.

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  8. I love this. So true. What a sad, insane world it's becoming.

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  9. Very powerful poem. I know the schools near me do the drills too.
    ~Jess

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    1. It makes me sad that it's a necessity. It certainly stresses out some of our kids who have come here from countries at war.

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