Peace March 3, 2016
they all cry, We want Peace!
What will you give to have Peace?
Will you cede your thirst for vengeance?
We must be avenged!
We shall call it justice.
Will you turn your guns into watering cans?
For how will we protect our property if we lay our weapons down?
Will you melt your bombs and build playgrounds?
Those bombs keep the reds away!
Will you open the prison gates, shift from correction to rehabilitation?
Make them slaves to stamp license plates!
Will you give medicine to the sick?
For there’s no profit in it!
Will you build homes for the homeless?
Let them suffer in the name of consequences!
Will you feed the hungry?
Food cannot be free!
Will you let women live in equality?
She must do as I say!
Will you let the children have school and play?
They should be seen and never heard!
Will you give a hand to those who lived in slavery?
We liked them better as property!
Then you can have no peace
For you would rather have
Your pride and vice
Than pay the price
It is not peace you want
You want vengeance, guns, and bombs
You want license plates and property
You want power and authority
So please no longer speak to me
Of this peace you refuse to be.