GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE DO

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 20, 2017

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I am a gun 
A masterpiece of modern engineering 
I don’t want to kill, but I have no choice 
I have no mind, I’m made of metal,
I have no heart, just parts that move

My user is an abuser,
but he loves me and cleans me daily
He oils me, he cares for me,
he makes my barrel shine 
I almost think, I’m the apple of his eye 

However  in my darkest hour, I’m also abused
which in turn makes me confused, to the purpose for which I was built for  

I didn’t mean to kill this man, who lies dead down upon the floor 
I didn’t mean to kill this man, as I drove past his front door 
I didn’t want to kill at all, I was forced into this position
I didn’t want to kill at all, but still you made it my mission 

I’d be happy locked in my case,  as long as you still loved me 
I’d be happy at the firing range, as long as you still cleaned me 

I don’t want to be a tool used for misery and pain 
I don’t want to be the bringer of all this bloody rain 

You see I have no finger; I do not pull that trigger 
Engaging all the mechanism that cause's me to expel my deadly load 
I do not load the chamber, with which the gun you hold 
I do not pull that trigger, I’m incapable of that 
I cannot do anything in fact 

It takes a human ligament,
to activate my parts 
It takes a humans actions to rip your hearts apart 
Causing  loved ones to depart 

This man holding me,
fires without a second thought 
And as I’m laid back in my case,
this I’d like to report 

Guns don’t kill people, People do! 
Without the finger on the trigger, many would still be alive 
without any guns at all, the human race would thrive 
but still you choose to use me,  this weapon of destruction 
but still you choose to use me, to cause misery and pain 
so ask yourself, 
who is to blame?


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