Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why Columbine?

The below poem was written by Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado. He read this poem to the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee during a special session of Congress.

 

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

So where lies the guilt for the murders at Columbine? You be the judge.