One mother has no suspicion, and is having a normal day.
Her child happily says good-bye, leaving for a jog.
A heinous crime, and the mother cries.
People gather to comfort and help, first a few,
Then a few thousand.
Now many thousands, high school bands,
Sheriffs and news, parents and children,
All gathered to say, “We remember”,
“It was wrong”, and “Your child matters”.

One mother pleads for the safety of her child, and is ignored.
Her child happily wakes up, ready to play.
A heinous crime, and the mother cries.
People gather to comfort and help, first a few,
Then they dwindle.
Sheriffs and the news don’t care, and the parents say “Shh!”
All gather to say “Meh..” and go on with their day.

Both mothers share a bond.
One mother succeeds, and her shout is heard far and near.
One mother fails, and her shout dies, buried deep where no one has to hear.
Both mothers carry on.

 

 

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