Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I am absolutely devastated by what is going on in our schools this past month. I cannot understand why in the world someone would want to shoot a child. What in heavens name could that child have done to the shooter? It is my understanding that these shooters don't even know these children....Why????? It just makes me shudder. And, then there is the boy in Wisconsin that shot the principal, it is my understanding that the boy got into trouble at school for smoking, so the kid just goes and gets a gun and shoots up the school. Where are the parents and how in the world did he get access to a gun? Now, the 2 grown men that shot little girls. Sick basta*ds!! I got this email this morning, maybe you will agree with it, maybe you won't but you have to know that the school systems and children in general have changed since we went to school. I was never scared to go into school. I never feared someone would come in and shoot me. I am scared for my grandchildren who will go to school in a few years. Home school might be the answer, although I don't really believe that either. I think children need the "away time" from home and also the socialization skills they get at school. I just wish that I had the answer, any answer.

Mary's Lamb

Mary had a little Lamb, His fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, The Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school each day, T'wasn't even in the rule. It made the children laugh and play, To have a Lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day, Illegal it became; To bring the Lamb of God to school, Or even speak His Name!
Every day got worse and worse, And days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laugh, We heard gun shots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime, That's in our schools today? Let's let the Lamb come back to school, And teach our kids to pray!


abbagirl74 said...

It's a nice post. I never went to church and I don't know much about any certain religion. I do remember what it was like in our schools. I personally believe that the media is to blame for the majority of what is going on. Everywhere you look, our children are exposed to sex, drugs, and violence. You see it in sitcoms, cartoons, even commercials. It's everywhere you look.
Thanks for the post, though. I am planning on forwarding it on to some of my other friends. You are the best Karin! Thanks!

Pink said...

Great poem. I too forwarded it to some of my friends.

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