Student Voices | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

Student Voices 

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

Page 4 of 12

Untitled Poem
By Leah Chapman
Student at Sisters High School

Close casket

Ashes

Stone

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?



Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • My Marvelous Mentors

    My Marvelous Mentors

    Jim Anderson pens a farewell to readers
    • Aug 26, 2020
  • Make Masks Cool

    Make Masks Cool

    Bend nurses dole out PPE for fellow workers, after an angel donation falls in their laps
    • Mar 31, 2020
Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
2021 Les Schwab Lines for Life Golf Classic

2021 Les Schwab Lines for Life Golf Classic - Pronghorn Resort

Mon., Sept. 27
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Local News

  • Charges Pending, Payment Received

    • Sep 23, 2021
    Locals express outrage over the charges and release of Ian Cranston, who officials say shot and killed Barry Washington Sunday More »
  • Source Weekly Update 9/23/21

    • Sep 23, 2021
    The death of Barry Washington and an effort to make Bend's streets safer More »
  • The Invisible Audit

    • Sep 22, 2021
    A small but dedicated chatroom is coordinating a grassroots "audit" of Oregon's elections, with help from local Republican officials More »
  • More »

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2021 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation