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A Question for America (New Town)

Poetry By: steven cooke
Poetry


Tags: New, Town


In response to the tragedy of New Town.


Submitted:Dec 21, 2012    Reads: 6    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


When a gun goes off you lose control

The bullet now controls you

The hand that pulled the trigger is angry

But anger is fleeting

And regret cannot stop its journey

The hangover of morning will not go away

For you are dead to this world

Anger has found the enemy within

And the bullet has taken your soul

The gun belongs to another time

When England was a threat to you

But now the threat lies in public minds

And this is a decision for you

Can innocence be sacrificed?

By a fear of your neighbour

Are your possessions worth it?

Democracy is the shield

Voted by you

Not this obsession with guns

Anger is in all of us

History has shown the assassin

Kennedy, king and Lennon

Murders unclaimed in every city

All killed by a hand that squeezed a trigger

And the trigger is your illusion

That keeps you safe at night

For your fear is locked away in a drawer

With a gun waiting for you.

The gun awaits your calling

And judgement is yours

Your constitutional right

Though you know it was born to kill

Fear is not America

Your Father's taught that to you

Look to the constitution

Improvement now belongs to you

The world has moved on

And something's have to change

Control the guns

Get them off the streets

Our Babies deserve this peace

The gun belongs to the theatre of War

Do not be that person

Who brings a gun to your street?

For the children belong to all of us

Just look into their eyes

And you will see

The truth and your responsibility

And for those who disagree

Go visit the crosses of our children

And read the names of the innocent

And pray that your family name

Is not among them.

And America remember these words

Father forgive us

For we know not what we do.





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