A Call To Disarm

It’s time to disarm

 

Violence rocks this world

Tragically, in so many ways

In so many places

Wars of oppression and wars of suppression

Singular violence

Assassinations

Mass murders

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Torture

Gangbang rapes

Shootings in movie theatres

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Police brutality

Gang violence

Genocide

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Stonings

Beheadings

Acid thrown on faces

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Armies running amok

Barbaric as ever

Sanctioned hit squads

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Hot lead flying through bedroom walls

Blowing the brains out of sleeping babies

Apartment blocks full of families

Blown up to kill a lone soldier

Assault weapons sold to insane haters

Who riddle the innocent with bullets

Road rage driven angerbombs

Pulling out protection to settle arguments

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Violence contains a lot of energy

Negative energy, for sure, but vast

So there’s that law we’ve forgotten

Newton’s third

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Which means that the cycle of violence

Is a perpetual motion machine of bullets flying back and forth

Unless we can poke a stick in that wheel

Break free of the tyranny of the gun

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Start controlling access to mass murder weapons

End the sale of assault weapons, period.

Impose national and international gun control regulations

Limit access to the psychologically fit

 

It’s time to disarm

 

State sponsored terrorism must stop

All nations must reverse their insane military buildups

Dismantle the bombs

 

It’s time to disarm

 

Empty the prisons by investing in schools, hospitals and people

 

It’s time to disarm

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “A Call To Disarm

  1. Yes, David! This is brilliant, and necessary.

  2. You’re damn right, my friend! Well said!

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