Lying awake in the night 

Holding onto my pillow

Another sleepless night

This gets dense

Can't help but think about the crazy gun violence

When did it become alright 

To see a child holding a gun 

The hills have sung, the war has just begun 

Mass shootings every year 

Every day people are living in fear

This needs to stop 

This needs to end 

Children are getting murdered 


What would you do 

If you saw your child dead

Or sister, brother, or friend

Please make the violence end 






Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
My community
My country


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