a narrative poem written by Meghan and read by Enaya at the Candlelight Vigil on January 13th, 2016
She was born into a world that was full of hatred and chaos.
The world she was born into let her see the terrors of the world first hand.
She learned to fall asleep to the sounds of sirens.
She learned to not ask questions when she hears gunshots.
She learned to find calm in a riot.
The world she was born into let her find normality in terror.
She was born into a world of violence and war.
He was born into a world that was full of flowers and calm.
The world he was born into let him see the happiness of the world first hand.
He learned to sing when he was happy.
He learned to smile all the time.
He learned to be happy, if when something is upsetting, because life is too short.
The world he was born into let him find happiness all around him.
He was born into a world of peace and agreement.
Why is it that people connect more to the first one?
Why does it seem that people hate to love and love to hate?
Why does someone get driven so mad to put a gun to someone’s head and shoot?
Why does a person’s life matter less than ‘sins’ they have committed?
For a person claiming to do good for their God is going against every rule in their blessed book.
Why are we so afraid to go out now?
Why do we focus on one thing that happened instead of thinking of it’s beauty.
What if we made chocolate bullets?
As if something so good could be used for something so bad.
Would people stop eating chocolate in fear?
Why do people stop feeling comfortable in fear that, if we let ourselves get comfortable, we would die?
Why do people stop loving in fear that, if we loved, would die?
Why do people stop living in fear that, if we had enjoyment, we would die?
If they try to make us stop living, why can’t we live harder?