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The School Mayhem

The School Mayhem

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Flag was half hoisted

Across the state

As the mayhem

Of school children’s death

Started pouring in

Some in hospital

And some on spot

In the school itself.

 

Horrific day

It turned out

As one of the students

Pulled the fire alarm

And started shooting

To see that students run

Berserk and increase casualties

With the limited

Bullets in the revolver

 

He took his

Revolver out

Went on a shooting spree

Agnostic to who

The student was

Some on their head

Some on toes

Some on shoulders

And some on legs

 

Students started

Running helter-skelter

Teachers trying to protect

The students

Not knowing what to do

As the Gun shots

Were running through

 

Teachers tried their best ways

Some under the tables

And some in the corners

Along with the children

Holding them in silence

For minutes together

Not knowing if the end

Has come, or it’s still not over

 

Blood was flowing

In the corridors

As if small

Blood rivulets

Got formed

And children were

Jumping the corpse

Sometimes unknowingly

Getting stuck on them

In a fear to escape

The bloody shots

 

He shot and re shot

As students fell by

And tried escaping

Being one amongst

The students

Whom he shot

A while ago.

 

Parents started

Gathering in the school

In aghast

Not knowing

If their child

Was one among

The few who

Was shot dead

 

Some were fortunate

And hugged their child

In a sigh of relief

And the others grieved

As in the morning

They saw their

Child ward off

Hale and healthy

But were no more

 

Some took

Their child on the shoulders

Rushed to the hospital

To see if child could be saved

Some lives lost even before

They reached, some in the hospital

A few fortunate got saved too

 

Some complained the school

Some the teachers

Some the Governments

But no one knows

What caused the student

To go in a shooting spree

 

(Poem based on the Florida School Shoot out on Feb 15 2018)


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