Let church bells ring out across the land of the free as Again. Again. Again. We lower our bullet-torn children into the blood-soaked ground of a nation held hostage by the gods of Glock, and Smith and Wesson. By a government on its knees before the crotch of the NRA. A nation built by a white patriarchy for a white patriarchy, gifting us a legacy of violence. We declare our right to bear arms sacred! While we trod upon the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness And we call it freedom. Gone the right to send our children safely to school Gone the right to shop for our family’s meal Gone the right to gather together in prayer Gone the right to attend a concert, a movie To march in a parade honoring this country’s birth. Ignorance, the fertile ground where evil flourishes. A wildfire stoked by the fears of cowards who hide their faces, goose-step through our streets draped in the American flag and call themselves patriots. Who stroke the barrel of their AK47 as another mother’s knees sink in newly-turned dirt And a nation dies.
Well done Jane!!
So poignant and on point, Jayne.
So very moving. Tears.
Thank you for putting words to the rage we all share.