Our young people are dying today and tomorrow, / and all that is felt is pain and sorrow.

I sometimes wonder if we’ll ever get ahead / with all the stabbings and shootings that leave so many young people dead.

We don’t fear anything anymore, / only a youth with a gun, wanting to start a war.

I wonder how many more young people will die these coming years, / to bring their parents tears.

It’s time we put down the guns and throw away the knives, / and stop shedding the blood of so many young lives.

Life is too short to have sorrow, you can be here today and gone tomorrow. / Then there’s no second chances to do things right. No second chances to follow the light.

Now today people…. I don’t know what you’re going to do, / but always remember, God is watching you.

Star Woodruff

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