SOLSC18: 24/31: Saturday Shadorma

JRM sol

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.

Today’s March
Pain creates action
Stop shootings
Our children
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.


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6 Responses to SOLSC18: 24/31: Saturday Shadorma

  1. Natasha says:

    This is a powerful poem. I love how you distilled the essence of the march into so few words.

  2. I am inspired by our young people. They are acting on their beliefs and motivating others to do the same. Enough is enough.

  3. karpenglish says:

    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.

  4. Adrienne says:

    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.

  5. mbhmaine says:

    Your ending line really says it all. I marched today to add myself to the count of those saying exactly that.

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