For Pulse, OrlandoWe look at the news and we say,
"Look, there's another mass shooting."
And we tune out the words spoken
As the mess is laid out on the screen,
Lifting our heads only when
We hear the emotions and the
Cries of those who lost others
Because they pull at our heart strings.
We look at the news and we see
Another bloody mess and death
Caused by whatever excuse is given.
Religion, politics, even preferences.
We've become numbed by the sheer
Amount of violence that occurs.
This numbness does not simply affect
The viewers of the news;
The innocent and worried.
It numbs the mind of those who
Would have never carried through
With such violent actions.
We must never forget those
That have fallen to violence.
Nor must we forget that we
Cannot make violence commonplace.
We cannot numb our children and
Our brethren to these actions.
For every action, there is a consequence.
We should never allow a war to start -
Because the cost is always paid in blood.