A poem my husband wrote after Columbine:Another Day at Homeschool
No one got shot today,
No one was threatened,
No one packed heat in the lunchroom,
And the only knife spread jam on white toast.
None were disenfranchised,
No jocks, no freaks.
None donned black trenchcoats,
Though we always dress warmly when it rains.
The CD wasn't too loud,
(Mozart, not Manson),
And the fingernails tapping
Sweetly on the piano weren't painted black.
The bed was strewn with books,
Reading on the sofa,
The stairs, the toilet, the dog,
No one kept an eye on the library door...
Copyright 2008 Matthew E. Binz
Parents, Thank God today that you homeschool.
Pray for those experiencing school violence.