Every day, a photograph, a poem. I wandered through my day as usual— a songfest via the Daily Create which inspired a piece of art. Music that, though metaphoric and true, still brought a sense of hope in these trying times. Then a quick check of my twitter feed where the news of the massacre of elementary children — 18 and a teacher made my heart drop. I missed most of my zoom artist chat as I wondered “How will we stop this rain?” just like the song from the Daily Create— John Fogerty’s Who’ll Stop the Rain?
As Chris Murphy of CT says, “What are we doing?”
We need good men and women to stand up, speak up for the rights of the living to live without fear of going to school or the grocery store.
Only in America is this a problem. But it’s not just mass killings— it’s gun violence overall, and there are solutions. Get the facts: EveryTown Research.
And vote for those who want responsible legislation and policies that promote the pursuit of happiness rather than the pursuit of power over others.
Trying to find the sun…
Who Will Stop the Rain?
It’s up to us to stop the rain— to stop this reign of terror by the NRA and GOP on the majority who want to leave in peace with their neighbors.
My heart fell with this news. I’ve lost a son, but not to violence. But I know the heartache, the memories. And so, a poem.
Laughter I think I hear—
And I turn, but nothing near
My heart in sadness falls
He’s only a shadow now
by some warped
“right to bear arms”
To bear him in my arms…
1181 days of posts in a row
Update May 25th
Thanks to my friend Terry for adding to the poem and understanding the struggle. Thank you so much.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart