This is not just a good poem, but an awesome take on the educational system and our understanding of dangerous weapons.

This poem reminded me of when I was in Penn Station the other day, I turned a corner  and ran into an armed gunman in military clothes… there were two of them actually – flanking the entrance.

When did this happen? I looked around and nobody else seemed to notice. Seriously people? Nobody noticed. We cut budgets for books and easels so we can build the armory!

You know, if you have a frog in a pot of water and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t notice the temperature change and sit peacefully while it is boiled to death.

Nobody noticed.



Add yours Comments – 3

  • jbrande55

    on November 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Were they with The NY National Guard ?

  • sunrisegirl

    on November 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I think it’s so sad that we miss so much when we don’t take the time to step back and pay attention to what is actually happening in our lives. It’s important to not go through life just going through the motions. We need to feel. We need to think about the things that affect us.

    Thanks for sharing your perspective Allison. You are awesome.

  • Beth

    on November 29, 2013 at 9:32 am

    That was a wake up call.