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Do Something About It!

On That Day

If only I could understand

What happened on that day

If only I could make amends

For what happened, in some way

The date was April twentieth,

It dawned both clear and bright

Yet before the sun would set that day,

A shadow would fall, turn day to night

They walked into school that day

Began shooting left and right

The students screamed and ran to hide,

Anywhere out of the gunmanís sights

Run faster, run farther,

Thereís just no place to go

Fifteen people would die that day,

Fifteen crosses in the snow

The walls were shaking from the bombs,

Or perhaps from Godís own tears

Two gunmen walked into school that day,

And awakened a nationís fears

So many people donít seem to care,

What happened on that day

They do not wish to see the tears,

They want it all to go away

But things will never be the same,

Though I know you wish they could

We could have stopped what happened that day,

We can, we will, we should

For it lies within each of us,

To not let them die in vain

For if we remember what happened that day,

Perhaps there are lives that we can change

Do not let these people be gone,

Donít let their memories be lost

For if we never forget that day,

And what was paid, how high the cost

Perhaps this will not come again,

This tragedy that broke our hearts

For if we hold our children close,

We can stop these things, before they start.

copyright 1999, Wendy Bartlett. All rights reserved.

Ok so you have seen my site. You have learned a little about me and everyone who died at Columbine High School on 20 April, 1999. The question now is, what are YOU going to do about it? I know you are thinking there is nothing you can do. Well I am here to tell you that there is a lot you can do.

It sounds simple, but be nice to people. Treat others with respect and they in turn will treat you with respect.

There is much more than that you can do. Here are some sites that will help you find out more.

The I Will Website

This site is an activist site about taking a stand in your school and promising to be more aware of the people around you. You can dowload a petition for you and your school to sign and wallet cards to pass out to remind people of their promise.


Teens Rallying against Violence In Schools is what TRAVIS stands for. Two teenage guys started this worthwhile movement and it has been going strong ever since. Their site is a good place to get started if you are looking to make a stand in your community.