A Question for America (New Town)

Poem by: steven cooke

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In response to the tragedy of New Town.

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Submitted: December 21, 2012

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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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