Did I Not Matter?

Sitting in my classroom
youthful and future bright.
It did not matter.

I did not cure cancer,
I did not achieve carbon neutrality,
I did not feed the hungry,
but I might have.

I carried within me,
a chance to change the world.

In a blinding instant, I lay bleeding
helpless beneath my desk.

Why was there no outcry for me?
Did I not matter?


Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #261.
Prompt Word: Outcry | Word Count: 65
Date: 2022-05-28 | Tags: #weekendwritingprompt

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4 thoughts on “Did I Not Matter?

    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      It has been a tragic 2022 Sadje. Between Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and the senseless bloodshed in America, it is hard to be hopeful sometimes.

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