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Life is Like a Rollercoaster

This is a poem Alex wrote shortly before he was killed in a mass shooting at his school.

Life Is Like A Roller Coaster
A Free Verse Poem By Alex Schachter

Life is like a roller coaster
It has some ups and downs
Sometimes you can take it slow
Or very fast
It may be hard to breathe at times
But you just have to push yourself
And keep going
Your bar is your safety
It’s like your family and friends
You hold on tight and don’t let go
But sometimes you might throw your hands up
Because your friends and family will always be with you
Just like that bar keeping you safe at all times
It may be too much for you at times
The twists,
The turns,
The upside downs,
But you get back up
And keep chugging along
Eventually it all comes to a stop
You won’t know when
Or how But you will know that it will be time to get off
And start anew.
Life is like a roller coaster.

The Video

Victim's father reads son's poem - CNN Video

During CNN's town hall, the father of a Parkland school shooting victim Max Schachter recites a poem his son, Alex, wrote two weeks prior to his death.

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