Blue Jay Blues


I look out my window and see the blue jay
Which meant today would be a good day.
Let's go mom! Otherwise we will be late
Calm down son, I promise you can wait.

Why are you suddenly in such a rush
Do you have a date? Did I make you blush?
I just want to be on time mom, I swear
I am always late and my teachers can't bare.

Goodbye son, please remember I love you
Be safe at school and learn something new.

I rush into school and lay out my pens
Before I know it, alarms start ringing like hens.
What was that? Was it coming from the school?
Where is my son? Please be safe, not a fool.

We duck and cover as the gun shots go off
We try to be silent, nobody cough.
I count the shots, a patterned rhythm of death
And all of a sudden I am without breath.

I love you mom, come visit me soon
I always see blue jays with days no longer good.

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