That Could've Been Me

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:09 -- carvelo

"Support my rights" you say,

"I do, but I want to live another day."

The fear and panic has begun

It's not a drill, our time is done.

Silence. Tears. Texts and calls.

Some will live and some will fall. 

We had to practice but we weren't ready

Now the gunman aims at us steady.

How could this happen? I ask.

Gun Control was the task.

Hundred lie and even more die.

Your rights caused him his life,

A second amendment is now a second cause.

Imagine your child dead cause you wanted your laws.

It could've been me. 

It shouldn't have been them.

Well never see, because that was their end.

It could've been me dad.

One day you'll see.

We have to control 

or we'll loose our goals.

Keep the youth alive. 

They don't deserve to die.



Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
My country
Our world



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