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Hope in our future

Horror in our past

Love is the suture

To make humanity last

We choose integrity

Honor, kindness,

Empathy

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Putting This Aside

All politics aside

How do we thrive

Stay alive inside

No hide

Or claim

I’m beside

Myself

Hiding on a shelf

Like the that little red elf

Moping

Hoping

It’ll all go away

We can stay out of the fray

Today

And everyday

Then we say

I’m better than them

I don’t hate Muslim

But that’s all you do

Then you say phew

That got me off the hook

I can turn away, not look

Must.

Do.

What.

I.

Can.

Fight through

Do what you can do

Resist

Persist

Help all humans

Exist

Thrive

Be alive

Live

Give

B. S. @ Castleton

Listening to Bernie

As he earnestly,

Attempts to make us

See connections and thus

Become better informed

And possibly forewarned

That at this going rate

Are we becoming a nation

Less great?

Let’s return the nation

To its higher station

Respected, revered

In many cases cheered

As bearers of what’s good

Across the planet’s neighborhood

Stupidity

Stupidity

Blatant stupidity

Sometimes comes so easily

Almost fluidly

Yet having no clue it’d be

Emanating from me

You see

Without thinking

Before speaking

Sometimes your words

Are only tweaking

The other’s sensibilities

Leaving them thinking

What an __________ you are

Ive made this discovery

That the only recovery

Is the recognition

You must be a true apologician

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I have no joy in rhyming, creating verse about so many who suffer again today by our combined apathy. We do nothing, and watch this happen again and again. 273 times in 274 days this year. The only nation where this happens over and over again. We can change this. We need to stop hiding behind the second amendment. We need to stop supporting elected representatives who won’t make reasonable changes to our laws.

Crying alone in the dark

Again after a maniac on a lark

Uses his right

Under cover of night

Slay anyone

Bullet receipt

Done

100217 Perspective – Mine

I am fucking angry and angry is not enough, fucking heartbroken and being heartbroken isn’t enough, fucking sick and tired of it and that’s not enough.

When is it going to stop? Together how can we affect the change? What can anyone do about it?

The answer lies in so many places. The answer is to get those that are elected to represent us out of office if they continue to do nothing. The answer is to elect people who can affect the change. The answer is constant, wholesale non-violent protest and pressure on your representatives.

Some gun control legislation makes sense.

The motive for this egregious horror does not matter. The fact that this man had what appears to have been automatic weapons is what matters.

The time IS now to talk about changes in gun control laws. Sara Huckabee Sanders is dead wrong in saying she and the president don’t think the time is now. If it’s not now when should we wait? In between this tragedy and the next one sure to come in the days, weeks, or months following?

The white gun lobby, the NRA, our elected representatives are all cowards. No one’s asking to take your right to possess a firearm away.

However, there is no reason on this earth for anyone to own an automatic in the United States or anywhere for that matter. These are solely designed to kill and maim as many HUMAN BEINGS as quickly as possible.

How many more will it take before we force the change to happen? Will it have to be more children? More senior citizens? Will it need to be larger collection of government representatives slaughtered all at once or like Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise?

This is an ongoing National Tragedy. It is even more tragic when you consider that our citizens don’t have a right to health care be do have a right to purchase automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

We need to make it stop!

Something To Do

Some might say I’m shallow

I would describe me as a whole.

Regardless of the apt description

I’m aching for humanity’s souls.

My mission in life spreads joy and happiness,

Yet sometimes I fall from the path.

Getting caught in the vitriol and ugliness,

And stuck in their powerful wrath.

So as I continue to struggle

With our current state of affairs.

I want to keep to my mission:

Helping to mend our societal tears

Please won’t you help me reconcile,

How those filled with racism, hate

Can put themselves on a pedestal

And still claim this country as great?

Those concepts to me – antithetical

To helping others move up in their station,

Toward the great ideals of our forefathers

And return greatness to our nation.

But still, that isn’t nearly enough!

We must lead with the following broad message:

Across all peoples and places;

That love and cooperation foremost

Will help heal the rifts ‘twixt the races.