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The drone of a dead generation

Stabs of ephemeral emotion
Shoot from head to heart

Thoughts and prayers,
Thoughts and prayers,
Thoughts and prayers…

We offer a moment
Of fleeting attention—
The violence is senseless.

Publically we express
Our shallow empathy

Thoughts and prayers,
Thoughts and prayers,
Thoughts and prayers…

Like the dull din of a thousand bees,
This response is standard.

Do we think?
Do we pray?

We post.

About Charlene O'Connor

Charlene O'Connor is a senior at Whitworth University. She is getting her bachelor's degree in communications with minors in sociology and theology.

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  1. Thank you. This is a call to action for a whole generation of young people.

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