White PJ's

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// You are a child in white PJ's and I cannot save you.

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2. White PJ's

 

you are a child in white PJ’s and

I worry for your survival

in a world where your bright blue eyes and toothless smile are not enough reason to let you live

you are young and full of life, full of memories and memories to come

and somewhere

someone wants to take that away from you

they want to take away your first kiss

your first I-am-in-love

your first but-he/she-is-not-in-love-with-me

they want to take away your first graduation

your first apartment

your first self-earned dollar bill

they want to take away your first wedding

and if you should have a second one or maybe even a third

they want to take that away, too

I will try not to let them

but you are a child in white PJ’s and

I worry for your survival

in a world where innocence and good intentions are powerless against the barrel of a gun

you are young and full of life, full of thoughts and full of feelings

and somewhere

someone wants to take that away from you if:

 

- you grow up to be gay

- you were born black

- you say or believe in something that others disagree with

- you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time

- you are unlucky or in the way

- you are different

- you are human

 

I will try not to let them

but if it only takes one man holding a gun to kill 49 people holding each other

how much will it then take

to kill a child in white PJ’s?

You sleep so silently

to the strangled sounds of a muted TV

where mothers call their children just to make sure they are breathing

and floppy bodies are hauled out by policemen with stern faces

there is blood all over the pavement

perhaps it is from the shooter

perhaps it is from the shooter’s targets

perhaps it is from the shooter’s targets’ parents whose hearts are splattered across the world they just lost

perhaps it is the tears of the earth itself

perhaps it is mine

all I hope is

that it will never be yours

but you are a child in white PJ’s and

I cannot

save you

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