Sunday, February 3, 2013

1,600 too many ...

The Sunday Gleaner's main story 
lamented the loss of 
 an unbelievable  
1,600 children  
to crime and violence.

That's 1,600 futures snuffed out;

1,600  
solutions 
to problems 
in Jamaica 
that we will 
NEVER
have the joy 
of experiencing;

1,600 voices, 
smiles,
 lives 
that will 
never 
be heard,  
seen 
or experienced.
 

In my mind, 
 
it creates a 
 
yawning chasm 
 
in the future 
 
of our nation.



We will never know 
what we have lost 
in those 1,600 children.

Our record for 
savage heartlessness 
is nothing to be proud of.

It's 1,600 innocent lives, Jamaica!!

When will we wake up and stop the senseless killing?

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