Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing
every day in March.
The Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern.
Pain creates action
deserve attending safe schools
Enough is enough
©jone rush macculloch
Today’s Shadorma is my response to the eight hundred marches around the world. I didn’t attend a march but I watched on television. I watched our future speak up and speak out.
I am proud of them. As a grandmother of a thirteen, twelve, and nine years old and as a great-aunt of six, I pray for their safety at school each day.
As a teacher of forty-four years, I feel the frustration of not having enough money for schools and yet there are people who want us to be armed as a solution. No thank you!
But these kids from Florida and other parts of the country are making a difference. They aren’t going to go quietly into the night. And I am thankful. They aren’t just thankful but they are acting by pushing for change. They are getting young people registered to vote.
This is a powerful poem. I love how you distilled the essence of the march into so few words.
I am inspired by our young people. They are acting on their beliefs and motivating others to do the same. Enough is enough.
Yes. Enough is enough.
I was not able to march today either, but am participating in spirit. I am so proud of those who did, all over the world. Thank you, also, for introducing me to a new form of poetry. Somehow, I had managed to never hear of the shadorma before.
I marched today, too, and tomorrow’s post will be bout that experience. I am so proud of the young people who spearheaded the Marches. They amaze me and give me hope.
Your ending line really says it all. I marched today to add myself to the count of those saying exactly that.