In light of events around the world of senseless violence and apathy to the sanctity of human life please read this poem by Jerry the Backyard Poet. Read it then share it. We all need to start looking out for each other and not ignoring what happens around us. Thank you Jerry.

Jerry Brotherton

I’d like to sing to you a lullaby

To make all your troubles disappear

Tell you there is no need to cry

That you will never know hate or fear

But I must tell you about the boy in class

With a gun tucked in his backpack

And how life can be taken in a flash

And some mistakes can’t be taken back

I would like to tell you a Fairy Tale

Of how friendships made will never end

And true love will always prevail

A world where evil will never win

But I have a different story to tell

About the maniac with a bomb in his car

Planned his action far too well

And left the shopping mall a lifeless char

I would like to hold you in my arms

To place a kiss upon your brow

Tell you I will keep you safe from harm

And always…

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