In this piece, Author, Nonnie Jules asks the question we all need the answer to – WHY?  Why are we forced to continually sit while NOT ENOUGH is being done to protect our children, our elderly, our loved ones?

In honor of all the young lives lost so senselessly to gun violence, I give you the pain my heart feels in this moment.


(This poem should be read at a steady pace as if in spoken word form, adhering to commas as the pauses they are.  Where you feel there should be a comma and there is not, that is intentional for the flow of this piece). 


Why are we continually forced to suffer the pain of losing our babies, our husbands, our wives, our parents and grandparents, to random and senseless gun violence?


Why do we continue to sit on our laws and under the…

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