A Poem by Danielle Smith

Buffalo High School, Putnam County

Listen to the poem (mp3)

Children laughing, playing, climbing trees
Their biggest worries were skinned knees
Cops and robbers was a game they played
Good would always win, don't be afraid

Parents taught right from wrong
Not how to hit out of a bong
Where have all the role models gone
Barney, Andy, and John

Texting, facebook, violent video games
Are this generations biggest shames
Someone brings a gun, shots echo throughout
Are we keeping evil in or keeping evil out

Metal detectors, fences all around
Children in classrooms all locked down
Armed guards, always vigilant
Is this how we protect the innocent