Tenderhearted until a violent amendment feels threatened
Why are we always so close, but so far
When it comes to safety laws?
Yes, we’re triggered by the trigger
Because the trigger is a serial killer
Firing nonstop like the spreading of wildfire
All this talk about making the future great
While the future gets murdered
In cold blood by the cold-blooded
Are you happy?
Are you proud?
The gesture is nice, but it isn’t the cure
There’s enough thoughts and prayers
To last a lifetime cut short
Guns don’t save the world
Hopefully, there will be enough left
No matter what, enough is enough
Of the violence, hate, ego, greed, and fear mongering
Where is the limit?
We thought it was young schoolchildren
But apparently, the limit does not exist
It may be normalized
But it will never be normal
They’d rather blame the mentally ill
Than help them
They’d rather profit from lives lost
Than prevent them from being lost
Where is the love that’s constantly preached about?
Words fall through the cracks
When action falls behind
Keep hope alive
Even if it’s relying on life support
Because somehow, more value is placed on immediate money
Than basic morality
How many more?
There shouldn’t be any more
No hard feelings (actually, maybe quite a few)
Ignoring a problem
Has never solved it
Shocking, but not surprising
Never less heartbreaking or horrifying
An epidemic of repeated history
It seems to hit closer and closer to home
One of my biggest fears is now who will be the next body to fall
Someone I know?
And I’m not the only one
How is that fair?
How is that acceptable?
Victories are significant
In the battle of good and evil