Why does there gotta be
so much negativity
in this world?
They say that this is the land
of the free; well,
maybe it’s just me
but doesn’t that also imply
freedom from fear?
I understand that maybe
you want to exercise your gun rights,
but is it right
when your righteous struggle
to defend your own rights
makes it far too easy for people
to take away other peoples’ rights,
especially that other one, the
right to a little thing called life?
You know, part of those
certain unalienable rights brotherhood,
LIFE, liberty, AND pursuit of happiness? Yeah,
that’s the one.
Why in the world should we
as a country be known for our 173 shootings
in far fewer days of the year, be known for having
statistically the most gun violence in the world?
And why can’t we
just realize for once that this
is all a derivative
from our own messy history?
We don’t discourage
hatred of people who are different,
of women and lgbtq+++ people
and Muslims and Jews
and African Americans and Mexicans
and anyone who desn’t fit
in the straight cis white Christian male
by culture and media, especially
straight cis white Christian males
who are forcing themselves into a false construct.
We encourage this; societally,
even those who don’t fit this category
strive for it every way they can.
Why can’t we
remember to love?
Why does it gotta be
so hard to love? For the love
of life, please,
save us all by helping us learn