PLEASE STOP!!! WATCH THE INTERVIEW OF JENNIFER WILLOUGHBY AND THE READING OF HER POEM “AND SO I STAYED” IN THIS TV INTERVIEW – DON’T MISS THIS!!! — The Reluctant Poet

Please find the interview segment here: http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word (MSNBC, March 12, 2018 The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell – select the Jennifer Willoughby segment) Please watch the whole segment and Jennifer’s interview towards the middle . Then share/reblog this with all of your family and friends that love and care about the women in their lives […]

via PLEASE STOP!!! WATCH THE INTERVIEW OF JENNIFER WILLOUGHBY AND THE READING OF HER POEM “AND SO I STAYED” IN THIS TV INTERVIEW – DON’T MISS THIS!!! — The Reluctant Poet

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elleguyence

Children killed by
a gun in a child’s hands
and all we have left
are grains of sand
slipping through our hands
fleeting, passing
until it happens again.

How can I not be sentimental
over lost time?

What if all of life was a bank
withdraw and deposit as we felt fit?
All those years those children will never live
placed in a pool
for anyone to fulfill.

A father on a deathbed
aching to walk his daughter down the aisle
buys a few years,
based on another’s sacrifice.
Just enough time to make a memory,
postpone the tears.
If only we could live on
borrowed time.

“How sad we have become,”
but have we really “become” anything?
we’ve become complacent
we’ve become regretful
of all the ways we’ve let them down
of all the children we couldn’t save.

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