Shooting Children

A poem

Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash

America, land of the gun,
home of the bereaved
gone is the pursuit of happiness
forget the right to life

The Second Amendment misunderstood,
politicians wring their hands
words uttered in vain, meaningless

Sandy Hook changed nothing

Let’s shoot children, all complicit
every senator or congress member
life is cheap just like bullets
shooting children in the land of the gun

Published in The Lark

By Chrisssie Morris Brady

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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