Listen And Remember

Listen to Emma’s profound silence.

Remember what took place a year ago today at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

Remember the silence of students crouched in closets, hiding from the sound of an automatic weapon being fired in their school.

Listen to the loudmouth lack of silence from the President of the United States as he played golf while Emma Gonzales stood without words.

Listen to the silence of the Members of Congress when students, teachers, and parents asked them to address  gun violence.

Pray that  Emma Gonzales’s silence speaks for a new ethic, a new beginning for this country weary with the noise of violence and corruption.

Listen. Listen. Listen.

Listen to Emma’s minutes of  silence and then speak up to make our schools safe. Listen to Emma’s minutes of silence and then speak up for legislation about gun violence.

Our children need us to listen and then not be quiet any longer.

 

For The Children: End Gun Violence

This is a sculpture done by Manuel Oliver whose son, Joaquin, was killed in the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
May we have a President who cries over the loss of the children to gun violence.
May we have legislators who refuse to take money from the gun lobby.
May no parent ever again have to suffer the loss that Manuel Oliver has suffered.
May children be safe in school.
May we, as citizens, cry out: No more loss of children. Enough. We are a better county than this.