We Shouldn't Have to Beg

How many? How many kids need to be buried?

How many voices do you need to hear to do something? 

I guess I should be prepared to take bullet or two for a friend

Since you decided porn was a bigger problem than a 

Child with a gun. 

Who do I need to speak to? The NRA? That orange mother fucker in office? 

They don't care. Because of the melanin in my skin, they ain't goin' to hear shit. 

Why is it that Democrats and Republicans are so wrapped in this immigration issue? 

Like is it really the only problem in this forsaken country? NO!

But that's the main thing they want to focus on. 

I guess the only way to get them to listen is if it happens to their own family. 

They are children, you are the adult.Why are we begging you to do something? 

This is a country where we are supposed to feel safe, 

yet we got to look over our shoulders at school wondering

"Is today the day I die?"

We got future doctors, teachers, lawyers all six feet under. 

They don't get to experience graduation or prom,

They won't get to walk down the aisle or even see their younger siblings grow up

We begged and pleaded that you make better gun laws 

But all people hear is that their guns are going to be taken away.

Keep your guns, I don't care. I shouldn't have to beg with lawmakers to shift  focus

I shouldn't have to beg to speak to a man I drove 9 hours to see

I shouldn't have to beg for my life to be protected

...And yet, here we are...begging for you to listen. 

This poem is about: 
My country

Comments

artlee1820

This is very raw and strong