Make Them Hear You!

Student Protest

By Cheryl Mattox Berry

I dedicate this post to grade school and college students across the USA – especially those threatened with disciplinary action by insensitive school officials – who participated in a walkout today to demand tougher gun laws.

It gives me goosebumps to hear them dismiss tweets by lawmakers who claim they empathize with the students but do nothing to get assault weapons off the streets.

The protests came one month after a 19-year-old gunman slaughtered 17 students at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

Sadly, something like this had to happen for this generation to take a break from social media and turn off reality TV. They are angry, determined and fearless. Ain’t no stopping them now.

Read the lyrics of the “Greatest Love of All,” and be proud of these young activists.

Greatest Love of All
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all


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