I am against violence in schools, any schools, anywhere. We need accountability. We need our politicians to step up. We need our children to be safe. Our future depends on it.
Back in the 60’s kids passed notes, chewed gum and shot different ammo…
An Educational Movie
The projector’s fan hummed.
It was pitch black.
Our mission featured onscreen.
to assess the site, record our findings;
there would be a test.
The jungle steamed.
men with piercings and tattoos
Noiseless we signaled.
We fashioned the ammo from tiny balls
of paper and spit.
Trained our sights
firing round upon round.
bulls-eyed the movie screen
and a brash number of body parts.
The battle won.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
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