“it’s the people not the guns”
well now look at what you’ve done
you’ve trapped us in a corner
thinking we’ve got no where else to run.
Well we’ll march right up capitol hill
becuse all we want is a bill
that makes it harder for us to be killed
by someone who has no will
aside from his hands for a gun to fill
people are dying
and you’re sitting there lying,
not doing one thing
to keep us from crying
all you care about is the the money you get
from the guns people are buying
without a background check?
are you even trying?
but they are more than just tears
that we shed for our peers
we won’t just sit here in our fear
we have things to say
and this time we’re making everyone hear.
we say we want change
and you do nothing.
you say we don’t understand at this age,
that we’re just reading words from a page
but you’re wrong
we’re filled with rage
because we’re doing the jobs of people
who get paid
well above the minimum wage
we’ll strap on our sneakers
and gather the speakers
but you think we’re weaker
because we’re the ones who are usually sitting on the bleachers.
Vegas, Orlando, Parkland
and everything in between
we’re telling you how to run a country
and we’re only teens
I go to school to get a good education
but how do I do that
when i can’t trust the people who run this nation
scared i’ll get shot,
what happened to gun registration?
because this turning in my stomach
forming a knot
we want it to stop
we want all this ignorance to stop
we want to roam the streets
and go to school
without worrying that
we’ll just be another blood stain on the concrete
parents shouldn’t have to text us
to see if we’re alive
when background checks an mental illnesses
should be more than just a forgotten archive
should not be a sound
that we are used to having around
so we are holding our ground,
we’re going to be tough,
because this is the time
and enough is enough.