Nothing To Worry About

Nothing to Worry About

Parents, grandparents, friends:

Enjoy your children until they’re gone

Until some crazed young man

Unhappy, unhinged, with weapons close at hand

(more and more every day)

Decides that TODAY is the day of his glory

When he, till now unknown, is famous

But soon gone (usually gunned down)

Thankfully for us

(to not have to spend time on his just desserts)

Thankfully for him

(as he might some day realize the horror of his deed).

Don’t worry about it!

Pretend he is not lurking

Likely it won’t be your treasure he finds

And you can go on pretending

That you live in the greatest country on earth. 

Jean Brinich is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner, she lived in Lakewood until 1969, returned 2015. She is the mother of 3 children who experienced a school shooting in Bethel, Alaska, on February 19, 1997. They have never forgotten.

jean brinich

Retired Family Nurse Practitioner, lived in Lakewood until 1969, returned 2015.

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Volume 18, Issue 12, Posted 12:51 PM, 06.15.2022