Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Poem of Protest

Twenty. Fifty. Forty-nine.
Does the number of dead really matter
Or help make sense
When we are numb from this nonsense?

Who will stop easy access to these killing machines
When the gun lobby financed members of congress
Would probably rather see their constituents,
Neighbors, friends and family members
Fall to such violence
Rather than risk their NRA Approval Ratings falling
Due to their passing an assault weapons ban?

Who will stop easy access to these killing machines?
Who will stand up to the Koch brothers, Rove, and the NRA?
The ACLU, NAACP, SPLC, or PTA?
When life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Are being gunned down by AR-15 armed maniacs
It is not time for a moment of silence
But rather common sense gun safety legislation.

                                                                   John Edward Harris

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