I hate failure and we have failed as a nation to discuss gun violence. Ninety two people die daily from gun violence on the streets of our cities. I hate that we cannot find a viable solution. I hate that we have failed at standing together to protect innocent people like the five month old who was shot to death caught in gang violence and cross fire. I am sickened and heartbroken by this constant violence. I send prayers to all the victim’s and their families.
Again hate strutted in uninvited
Seven guns in hand
no one can understand
the motives behind it all
Mass murder is all too common now
no matter what the reason
Soon the news reports grows old,
Lives are shattered and torn apart
too many stories to be told
candle lit vigils, flags at half mast
cast shadows on the sacred ground
waiting for a miracle to at last be found
fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers
husbands, wives and children grieve
the love ones taken from them.
No one wants to believe
the reality and the truth.
The causes and the motives
unknown even to the most brilliant sleuth.
All of us know what needs to be done,
None of us need special permission.
to act with passion to make peace and love our greatest mission.