Watch the wall.

I wrote this post back in November 2012 after the school Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There have been more massacres since. Nothing has changed nothing has been done… WHY?

So I am going to post it again six years on, how many more times will I have to post it?

Watch the wall my Darlings.

Watch the wall my darlings as the gunman passes by, hush now everyone he will double back and kill us if he hears you cry.

No I don’t think he cares that guns are not allowed and I know he will not stop to think before firing into a crowd.

Try not to whimper as he will hear that too he has shot your little friends for less and he will do the same to you.

Here, cuddled up to me my darlings lets all play sleeping lions please keep calm or we will become more statistics in this crime.

Yes those are your friends my darlings but we cannot help them now. You are in my care here and to keep you safe I vow .

Who is he is my darlings I have no idea, but we need not think of him, he is of no consequence my dear.

What is important is that you stay here with me and make no noise for him to hear.

Oh! yes. Watch the wall my darlings as the gunman passes by,

Hush now everyone, he will double back and kill us if he hears you cry.


In light of the shooting in Newton America I wrote the above poem. I wrote it out of respect for the teachers and children that were murdered and all the relatives left behind to wonder why.

The media should not give the murder any air time he should should not be named . This only encourages the next mad man or woman to out do him. Gun laws need to be stricter and no one needs a gun in their home. Mental health needs to have more funds pumped into it so these people can be found and treated before they cause such grief.

Lets us not forget the first victim his mother. 14th December 2012

Another year another tragedy just one of many.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kat Myrman
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 13:25:20

    So heartbreaking that this has been a reality for so many more. Thinking back even to Columbine…which happened in 1999…and nothing has changed except that we have grown even more armed…and angry. 😦


  2. Ritu
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 16:38:14

    So.poignant sis xxx


  3. avodkakindofmom
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 17:17:58

    Reblogged this on A Vodka Kind Of Mom and commented:
    Thank you for sharing this with me. Holy hell. I am sitting at school crying. This was beautiful and so heartfelt. Do you have an IG account? I want to share this on mine but I want to tag you. I am also going to be sharing on my blog and tagging you. ❀


  4. avodkakindofmom
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 17:19:01

    Thank you for sharing this with me. Holy hell. I am sitting at school crying. This was beautiful and so heartfelt. Do you have an IG account? I want to share this on mine but I want to tag you. I am also going to be sharing on my blog and tagging you. ❀


  5. Betty Hayes Albright
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 22:04:04

    So tragic… Thank you for posting this again, Willow. πŸ’œ


  6. willowdot21
    Feb 22, 2018 @ 15:53:28

    Thank you πŸ’œπŸ’œ


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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 24, 2018 @ 05:01:03

    A very moving poem, Willow. I live in a very violent and crime riddled society in South Africa but I is a shock to see pointless murder like this perpetrated in a first world country by young people. There is something very wrong in our modern world.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 24, 2018 @ 06:35:12

      Yes indeed Robbie very wrong. I believe no one except the military or the armed forces should have the right to guns. I know I have no idea what it is like to live where you live or even what life is like day to day in America but it seems very frightening. To me outside looking in America’s problems seem to be wrapped up in the worship of money, greed and guns. Such a frightening state of affairs. Be safe πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


      • robbiesinspiration
        Feb 24, 2018 @ 08:11:23

        Yes, our problems are also based on money but ours relate to acute poverty and lack of opportunity due to a very poor public education system.

      • willowdot21
        Feb 24, 2018 @ 08:36:54

        Yes I know it’s like a rich country with third world problems, I am not being rude. A place of two distinct cultures. My husband worked out Johannesburg, Durban , Pretoria,Lesotho and Richmond Natal in the early 80s. He said it was a beautiful country but very troubled, it was during apartide. He was offered a job out there but we decided not to go. He told me it is a beautiful place.

  9. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 16:08:05

    South Africa is very beautiful, Willow. Unfortunately, it is still troubled and the post apartheid government has not managed to provide good education and healthcare for all. Hopefully it is still to come.


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