as we live, music is our
where we hide from what threatens us
a place where we feel safe
possibly the only place we feel safe.
how could someone be so cruel
void of emotion
to take that away?
music shouldn't be dangerous.
i can't begin to imagine
to close my eyes and picture it
calm heroes who knew what to do
to save as many lives as possible
they've had practice
this isn't the first time
and that's the saddest part
they've seen it happen in other places
at other times
so they knew
they knew the procedures
they had been trained to stop
what i can't begin to imagine.
after i read what happened
i habitually went to my guitar
and played the song i wrote in eighth grade
after sandy hook
the song is memorized
and as i sat there letting the words slide off my tongue
and the tears slide down my face
it hit me.
a tragedy like this shouldn't be familiar
why does this song have countless days to be played
why have i sung it so many times
violence shouldn't have a tradition
terrorism shouldn't be so familiar