Free

Image by JusTee You were so fastIn your chameleon waysTo toss us asideWithout a say…So angryIn words and action-To benefit at all, no-But aid distraction…You were so sureIn a fight for right-That you gave upGoal and sight.Now like a balloonYou are free-May you find the viewAnd the ability to see.

Letting Go

Black and white Logic a friend But just a moment  Brings color again. Pain and anger Calculated space Clutching tightly  So nothing is erased. Patience with time Praying for you Feeling helpless With so little to do. No way to show you Or words you will hear But patiently waiting While always staying near.

I thought many of the thoughts she speaks about here. I remember wondering “how could the parents have not known?”. Many years and experiences later – I understand why parents do not know. To advocate awareness, when your pain will never be eradicated, is a special strength… and worthy of us to learn and listen.

https://www.ted.com/talks/sue_klebold_my_son_was_a_columbine_shooter_this_is_my_story