There is a one eyed monster living in our homes
Situated in our wardrobes, shelves and even clothes
No one is safe from its destruction
Yet its been sold at auctions.
Nobody asks to be caught up facing it
But here we are looking at our loved ones blood spilt.
It meets us at unexpected times,
Walking uneasy streets,
In our passenger seats,
At corner stores
Or even through our windows!
No one is safe,
Not even our babies!
We are left hiding beneath the sheets.
Our streets decorated with yellow tapes,
What an awful landscape!
Sirens and gunshots, our soundtrack
Bullets pouring like acid rain,
What America are we living in?
This isn’t living
This isn’t life
Go to funerals
Aren’t you tired of this?
Don’t you want to do something different?
We are living in terror towns,
Earth cries and decency drowns.
It’s a form of hate we can’t translate
Who can help us dry this river of tears?
My city is lost.
And we have fallen a victim to Satan.
You cannot murder our children,
And walk the earth like nothing ever happened!
Ill be damned if another child bleeds.
The life we’re living is so stressful
Our police sometimes unhelpful.
In one second,
I’m going to let loose
Cause right now I can’t take it.
My body, tied up in knots
Buried in my thoughts,
Can our plans save us from us?
We talk about world peace
Presidents being our mouthpiece
Some soldiers fighting wars they don’t believe in
Chopper in, chopper out
Who’s the next of kin?
How can we keep our eyes closed?
When we have under our own roofs,
Its time to fight forward
Even if it means crossing borders!
Because the kind of peace we seek is nowhere to be found
We need to stop looking outside ourselves for solutions
We command the tide!
Just a moment of prayer
For all our fallen angels
Who came face to face with the one eyed monster.
Merciful Lord, we come to you heavy hearted,
For we have heard the cries of the slain calling to us from the ground
We come remembering all the lives lost
To weapons of war that have flooded our communities.
Teach us your ways, O God.
Bless us with the wisdom and strength to put down our swords and be peacemakers
Use us, work through us
If necessary, work in spite of us to mend our nation’s brokenness.
We thank you for your protecting embrace and unfailing love.
Remembering our brothers and sisters of the Orlando mass shooting.