Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Wolves Are Roaming Around Our Schools - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Why do schools of our innocent kids
are made the playground of insane jackals
who ran amok in classrooms with their guns
and think that they are in the forest
to kill birds perching on trees' branches?
Why should schools, the sacred ground
for training our innocent kids,
turn to be the favourite targets
of desperate wolves who plunge
their deadly claws into the innocents
and devour all those who try to stop
their beastly plan to eradicate
whom ever they meet?
Why, why, why, why, why?
Why do insane jackals and
desperate and hungry wolves get the chance
to enter into the schools of our dear kids?
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Response at the news of the massacre at Sandy
Hook Elementary School, Newton, Connecticut, USA
Comments about Wolves Are Roaming Around Our Schools by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
- Still I RiseMaya Angelou
- The Road Not TakenRobert Frost
- If You Forget MePablo Neruda
- DreamsLangston Hughes
- Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe
- IfRudyard Kipling
- Stopping By Woods On A Snowy EveningRobert Frost
- I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love YouPablo Neruda
- Do Not Stand At My Grave And WeepMary Elizabeth Frye
- TelevisionRoald Dahl