Amanda Gorman Pens Poem About Deadly Texas School Shooting: 'It Takes A Monster To Kill Children'

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The National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, tweeted a poem about Tuesday’s Texas elementary school shooting.

In several tweets, Gorman addressed gun violence, calling it “inhumanity.”

Gorman, 24, took to her Twitter following the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school with a poem dedicated to the tragedy. In the short tweet, Gorman refers to children being scared in school, hiding from a shooter, and parents asking where their children should live for safety.

“Schools scared to death. The truth is, one education under desks, Stooped low from bullets,” Gorman said. “That plunge when we ask Where our children Shall live & how & if.”

The National Youth Poet Laureate followed the short poem with tweets on gun violence, calling shooters who kill children a “monster.”

“It takes a monster to kill children,” Gorman wrote. “But to watch monsters kill children again and again and do nothing isn’t just insanity—it’s inhumanity.”

Gorman referred to the acceptance of guns in America as replacing God with firearms in a rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States.

“The truth is,” Gorman wrote. “one nation under guns.”

Gorman concluded her tweets by asking what would happen if we only tried to end gun violence and if those in power listened.

“What might we be if only we tried,” Gorman said. “What might we become if only we’d listen.”

On Tuesday, the alleged gunman, Salvador Ramos, entered The Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two adults. Ramos, 18, opened fire in the school shortly after 11:30 a.m. CST.

He allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school. Ramos was gunned down by responding officers.