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Predictable

I have witnessed hemorrhaging teens being carried into an ambulance while sobbing classmates looked on. I have been in school rooms where children’s blood still stained the walls. So, forgive me if, after yet another senseless loss of young life, I am bitter and cynical about this untreated sickness in our society. When will we ever learn?


News flashes across my Iphone

Predictable

Innocent children killed in school

Predictable

“Deadliest since…”

Predictable

“Thoughts and prayers”

Predictable

Unstable young man

Predictable

Social media warnings

Predictable

Newly purchased gun

Predictable

Politicians rapidly, rabidly making fodder

Predictable

Above the fold, at least for a day

Predictable

Columnists bemoaning another tragedy

Predictable

And yet…nothing changes

Predictable


When will we ever learn?


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