Choices Poem

Published by Dissident Voice


They all said ‘no’ to gun control
‘It’s our right’ they say, to have guns
It’s no one’s right to end a life
No right to rain bullets in a space
Of people having fun
Or learning, or shopping
Sleeping or at the cinema
No right to kill little children

There’s no right in putting guns
Where children can fire them
By mistake, killing a parent
Or where, in the heat of passion
A man or woman can shoot their spouse
Or even execute them, then suicide
Nor where the unbalanced mind
Can reach, take and kill and maim

This isn’t what was intended to be
By the Founding Fathers, an army
For defense they had in mind
But the Right are funded by gun lobby
They won’t give women choice
Yet give choice to those who kill
It’s a really sick nation that lives
In fear of dying at any moment by guns


Author: chrissiemorrisbrady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft. I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

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