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Dead babies starving to death…brought to you by the republicans…

The PBS news…(with a bit added from other PBS or BBC AMERICA newscasts)

I watched the news tonight.  Saw the 11 year old girl tell how she covered herself with the blood of her dead friend, who was laying on the floor next to her.  Her friend, who had been murdered by the shooter in her school.  She did it, because she thought the shooter would come back and murder her.  Heard her say that the shooter looked at her teacher and said, “Goodnight,” then shot her in the head.  Her teacher was next to her as well.

Saw the distraught parents of dead children, begging politicians to ban assault rifles and magazines.  Saw them begging, that there be restrictions on guns.  Saw their pleas, fall on deaf ears.  The politicians listened because they had to be there.  It won’t change anything.

The republicans will not allow anything to change.  One of them said that respectable gun owners shouldn’t be punished for what someone else did.  Dead kids, or should I say slaughtered kids, don’t count, or mean anything to them.  Why don’t people understand that?  Why do people believe, even for a second, that anything will be done THIS TIME?

The bills the democrats propose will be shot down in the Senate.  We already know that.  Watered down and useless things will be all that comes of this, AGAIN.  They won’t even vote to raise the age one can buy a gun from 18 to 21.

One person interviewed, said they need to show the bodies of the dead kids in order to SHOCK the public into DEMANDING that something be done.

Another person said they should see the body of the headless nine year old boy, his body blown to bits, and maybe THEN, people would realize what those weapons do to the bodies of children.  Maybe THEN people would DEMAND that the republicans DO SOMETHING, AND STOP PROTECTING THE GUN LOBBIES. (Some of the parents had to have DNA tests to find out which child was theirs.)

I seriously doubt that the republicans, even if they walked over the bodies of all the children in all the mass murders, would vote differently.  Money, greed, power, their jobs, and their loyalty to their party, seem to be all that matters to the them.  One remark to support ANYTHING but their own greedy agenda, and that republican will be out of work.

America is failing its children in every way possible.




HOPE…A poem…

Child, Hope, Future, Psychology, Galaxy

what HOPE
can children have
when adults
do little
to nothing
to stop
the destruction
that’s taking place
around the globe
we say we love our children
but buy them inhalers
instead of cleaning the air
show them pictures
of polar bears
that are dying
as we turn the pages
tell them about melting
and methane gas sink holes
show them statues
of animals and fish
made out of the garbage
found in our lakes and oceans
teach them about wars
where they will die
for the rich and powerful
feed them food
with GMOs
and additives that will
keep things
for four years
on a shelf
we say we love our
but what are we doing
to protect them
from us


Photo:  Pixabay


Boy Beside Girl Inside Room

Photo:  Cotonbro


Smilling Baby in an Oversize Denim Jacket

Photo:  Katie E


Can you remember running flat out, free, no responsibilities, knowing nothing of the evils of the world…just being one with nature? I wish we could do that again.

silhouette of woman running on beach during sunset

Photo:  Elisabeth Arnold

I’m so afraid my generation will have to try and clean up your mess.

grayscale photo of girl doing face palm

Photo:  Henrikke Due

Stay curious…

Full body side view of playful kid wearing hat squatting on grassy lawn while exploring small stone against blurred background

Photo:  Allan Mas

Our brains and our cultures tell us to reproduce. Hormones flood our bodies, pushing us to make more of our species. And then one day, you wake up and realize how you have been lied to, and what you have done.

Grayscale Photo of Girl Smiling

face it
we’re animals
life has one goal
to keep things gong
to make more of itself
but here’s the thing
unlike other animals
our children
never really leave
our cubs don’t walk away
when the next batch
is expected
they don’t wander off
and start a new tribe
never to be seen again
they don’t return
when things don’t work out
the job of a mother bear
is to stop the father
from killing the young
and teaching them to climb trees
there’s no teacher’s conferences
clothes shopping
college applications
holiday celebrations
birthday parties
new cars
old cars
doctor appointments
and all the rest
and there certainly
are no brats
like the kid in the photo
a giraffe falls out of it’s mother
she nudges it
it stands up
and runs with the herd
our babies lay there
eventually they sit up
but it takes them
a year to be able to run
without falling over
and then they have to learn
to FEED themselves
are the
things in the
when it comes to
and by the time
some actually do it
they’re already retired
and on the way out
I think we got the short end of things
other animals are ready to go in an hour
sure there are predators they have to worry about
human babies have those too
but that doesn’t seem to make them
stand up any faster
human babies
are completely helpless
the other animals
but be laughing
themselves silly




Photo:  Mitya Zotov

How to have fun…and be happy…just march really fast with your arms out!!

Kid, Girl, Playing, Child, Baby


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