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Counter Oath

Propensity For Disruption

Just how much do you hate me? The evidence shows
That you most vehemently detest persons who
Are not white. Goodness! That surely does include me.
Should I contemplate the reason this has to be?
Suicides of police officers is a clue
That you hate me grotesquely. Why? God only knows.

Members of the fine boys’ clubs – the proud and oath kept –
Are like trailer park weeds clustered throughout this land.
Mow them down and they rise again with a vengeance.
Since childhood I have been trying to make some sense
Of the blustering hatred. I don’t understand
How it is such an attribute of the inept.

Don’t tell me what your oath is lest I defecate
On your words as you speak them. They are in theory
A portrait of the recent past. What can I do?
There is no form of justice that can defy you.
I am needlessly cautious. That’s no way to be.
What I could do is learn how to infuriate.

Freedom to hate is granted. It’s part of free will.
Nothing I feel or say can make a difference.
The heart that wants to be rotten down to the core
Needs someone besides itself that it can hate more
Which means that I must be conscious of self-defense.
Dangerous is the one who is anxious to kill.

The Next Shooting

Evil In Broadest Daylight

It’s a new way of death that I must get used to.
Weapons are carried legally by too many
And the ones of assault are the most popular
Among madmen among us who think that they are
Population reducers by divine decree.
We’re a nation where mass shootings are nothing new.

One child learns how to play dead. The blood of her friend
She anoints herself with. What an awful lesson
To be learned unexpectedly! I feel the pain
Caused by those who are most dangerously insane.
They should not be able to get hold of a gun.
But they do. It is something I can’t comprehend.

What I do know is that politics plays a role
And the powerful dollar erodes common sense.
With a sense of detachment all legislation
Enacted is in favor of owning a gun
No matter who you are. The ultimate expense
Are the lives of the innocent. God help our soul.

I’m the first one to admit that I am insane
Just because I have felt rage that’s out of control.
I don’t want a gun in my life. It is a tool
From the smokey wild west to be used by the fool
Who believes that his weaponry will make him whole.
In the meantime we honor the next to be slain.