A line indicating a boundary; the limit or extent of something.
I cannot find a BORDER
that will encompass, identify, or describe
how citizens in my state feel as the result of a senseless massacre that occurred
on the Umpqua Community College campus.
Filled with: sorrow, anger, disbelief, outrage, frustration-
We watch events unfold as moments, days, a week pass.
In Roseburg, Oregon-
Nine innocent people…
- compassionate friend,
- animal caregiver,
- young man starting life anew,
- inspiring writing instructor,
- a perfect son,
- loved and cherished daughter,
- animal lover and mother,
- future pediatric nurse.
G U N N E D D O W N
In memory of those whose lives are lost,
Where is the Border of Humanity?
How do some
DARE CROSS IT- TO DEFY THE SACRED MARGIN OF VIRTUOUS & MORAL CONSCIENCE?
Is the line too thin… too easily ignored?
Will help for those who are mentally ill, or agreement on measures for gun control-
be the only considerations examined to fix this expanding breach in the Border of Humanity?
How do we look further?
Perhaps it is time we all must look inward to heart and soul.
Placing blame is not creating the solutions that must come.
The Border of Humanity CAN be repaired and strengthened…
agreed upon in a way no longer to be crossed.
If we reclaim pieces of our own humanity, won’t we, then, be better able to repair the breech?
To begin, go next to the Internet. Discover the names of these latest victims.
Write a phrase for each, as I have done above. It is a powerful feeling… to meet those who have perished.
I felt as if I just met an outstanding group of new neighbors.
Then, reasons to fix the Border of Humanity will become more clear…
Weekly Photo Challenge: “Boundaries“