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Student Voices 

Local youth weigh in on gun violence, in schools and in the wider community

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Untitled Poem
By Leah Chapman
Student at Sisters High School

Close casket



Inside walls of funeral homes

Where the tally never gets seen

For mutilation encases the nation

And the very ground it's built on.

The reaper uses a revolving door

The flow never stopping

And it comes to the lives of the youth

Their own numbers ever dropping.

Safe space becomes the common place

For ricochet and fire.

Clear bags and checkpoints stand like sore thumbs pointing back.

A hitchhiker in dystopia

Always looking back.

To before terror was amok

And prior the fall in Columbine.

When "America was Great"

But death be not proud

Shots Fired

By Quinlan Crowe

Student at Sisters High School

Shot down by our own

Shot down by the young and the old

Shot down by the sad, mad, and confused

Shot down by those who don't know how to, or want to express anger, frustration or sadness

in another way

Shot down by the lost

Countless days spent mourning

Countless days "We will always remember"

Countless lives lost

Countless sacrifices made

Countless lives changed forever

Countless days spent wondering "What if?", "When?", and "How?"

Will we really remember all the lives lost?

Will we really remember all the dates to mourn?

Will we really remember all the places of tragedy?

Will we really remember all that has gone down?

Will we really change?

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