nobody needs to tell the Parkland survivors that their frustrations will remain and grow if no action is taken, if nothing in their country changes. the frustration will remain five, ten, fifteen years down the road, and longer. just like frustration does for the survivors of Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Columbine. for the loved ones of gun-related deaths that do not get widespread news coverage. for anyone who has ever known someone who has died because of guns.
in a place where each person is scanned at birth
for their monetary value
and cashed in
when pride and greed conspire
it is not surprising
is deemed more important
than living beings
I stand for courage.
I am not ignorant of fear,
it is inevitable, but I will not be ruled by it.
I will not always agree with others, but I can still work with them.
I have learned when humans live together
there is the possibility of conflict
but I want to learn ways to resolve it
by connecting with others who are different than myself.