Just In Case

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As a teacher in a Catholic school, I was required to attend a safety meeting last week. It was held in a church and two retired law enforcement personnel taught us what to do if there was an active shooter during mass. While an important discussion, I was struck by the contrast of the topic in a place that is supposed to be one of peace.

Panic buttons on the altar, just in case

In the sacristy, they are installing a landline

Necessary safety measures put into place

Look at the hands, watch for a sign

 

In the sacristy, they are installing a landline

A new way of living, we’re told to embrace

Look at the hands, watch for a sign

in a place of worship, this holy space

 

A new way of living, we’re told to embrace

Will armed guards distribute communion and wine

in a place of worship, this holy space

Panic buttons on the altar, just in case

 

photo: Pixabay

prompt: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Sunday Writing Prompt

 

 

4 thoughts on “Just In Case

  1. The repetition was very effective and really drove it home. I honestly think the measures they are taking will make matters worse. Anytime we act from a place of fear it just leads to more violence. I wish you peace and safety

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