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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

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

For G

Word convey

Word create

Words are love

Or can be hate

Words build up

Words tear apart

Words are joy

Or can break your heart

Words are power

Words can destroy

Other words

Can deploy

Ugliness

Beauty

Grace

Distaste

Choose wise words

Words that build

Reinforce

Uplifting humanity

Of course

I’ll Sit Awhile

I’ll sit with you awhile

To just be…

With you

I’ll sit awhile

To just be….

With myself

I’ll sit awhile

To just be…

One with the universe

I’ll sit awhile

To just be…

And know that

I am with you

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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!