Good morning from Hawaii, one and all... at least that what we'd be saying if, in fact, it was a good morning. @palemanpoetry
here, and we don't usually do this kind of thing, but there comes a point when #enoughisenough
, and America, we passed that point ages ago.
Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, TX is now the latest in an ever-growing list of schools to be shot up by disgruntled students carrying handguns and other weapons, and I'm #sorrynotsorry
, but this nonsense must end. Politicians whose pockets are lined with handouts from the NRA aren't going to change anything either (in fact, it's nothing but publicity for that disgraceful organization), but make no mistake: change is *required.*
So please, we're asking you to write a poem to inspire the change our country and our children desperately need. Write something to encourage the people of #santafehighschool
, write something to our lazy politicians, or write something to call others to action. Write whatever you want, but please write, and then tag it with #herheartforsantafe
In one week, we'll collect all the poems and mail them to Santa Fe HS to support them as well as to our lawmakers as a way of saying, "Wake the fuck up," because honestly? More than one school shooting a *year* is too many, but more than one a week? Just deplorable and shameful.
This call to action goes out to all the writing communities on IG, too. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause, and share this post with anyone else who needs to see it.
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