there’s a new tragedy
plaguing the headlines of newspapers and magazines
When did we forget how to love?
instead learn how to hate
ignore the problems present directly in front of our faces
with indifferent leaders refusing to make a change
to protect selfish interests
Connecticut to Las Vegas to Texas to Florida
every state, east to west
has faced the sorrow and heartache
of a nation’s unsolved problem
When did money become the priority
over the value of someone’s life?
What are you fighting for?
Who are you standing with?
How long will this take?
How many more incidents of violence?
There’s no excuse
no reason to support this easy
distribution of semi-automatic rifles
made with power to harm humans
there is no argument anymore
that ethically supports the Second Amendment
adopted in 1791
Can we agree it is slightly outdated?
When militia divisions actually existed
our founding fathers never envisioned
brutality would come to this
It is not taking away rights
It is about shielding the vulnerable and defenseless
It is about protecting:
and every individual that brings something authentic to this planet
Let’s look wickedness in the eyes
stand together to preserve the hearts of the innocent
we can no longer tolerate this intolerance
We need to drive out evil with pure love
eliminate hate with compassion
cast fear away with daily acts of kindness
be the voices of change
make the world a better place
instead of just waiting and claiming that someday we will
Let today be that day,
we embrace our differences
Lend our hands toward valuable and productive discussions
that in turn eliminate hostility and division
Legislation needs to change on Capitol Hill
we can no longer just be still
As the citizens of the United States of America
let true freedom ring
not burdened by these villainous chains