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i know a man

the NRA's creed goes like
this "guns don't kill people,
people do", true enough but
you forgot the word intent
in your analysis as you sanctify
the second amendment right
to bear arms

i know a man who says words
don't hurt people, their reactions
do, true enough though i know
to know a man's intent to
hurt and that makes all the
difference in the world

you can feel it like a black cloud
gathering to take your breath away
and you walk by innocently
and get shot down
one way or another

there is blood on the sidewalk and blood
oozing from the heart that didn't have a
choice to walk on by without your

ringing in my eyes, your words are
your bullets finding their fast an
furious mark
i am unarmed
and spent,
my life
was in your hands,
and i don't even know

no words are ever stopped
with bullets of intent, precision
marksman that you are, the world
is at war with words that say
I am! and you have no rights
of existence

it's Sunday morning and the
clouds are a white flag in the
surrendering sky

all things must pass.

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Yes, there are two sides to everything. Words, like bullets, hurt. It's all about intent. Yours and mine. Can we ever stop the war of words with weapons of mass destruction?
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Anna, the arms dealers and the arms makers all back the politician of choice, feeding money into their campaigns. And the politicians in turn feed the words of hate to the people who fire and use up all the arms. They cannot claim to be innocent, as all politicians even Obama have dirty hands. Even we do, because we keep listening to the wrong people. Words could stop bullets if we listened and elected the right people to office. Perhaps we need to fire some bullets to achieve this. Love Roscoe...

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

I'm afraid it's going to come to this in America. A class war, an economic war. All the fringe elements are coming out staking claim to their domain.

However, I'm not sure the answer is violence to stop the violence. We have to deal with the underlying causes: laziness of the masses to avoid investigating the truth for themselves, believing in half-truths and outright lies. Or trying to perpetuate the business-as-normal because it's a good thing for their *class* and fuck everyone else.

In the meantime we're so off balance, that it will take a miracle to regain the distortion that politics
(all politics--not just Republican, Democratic, Libertarian. etc. agendas use to perpetuate their own coffers at the expense of "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Now in the hands of the bastion called *Multinational Corporations" existing solely for profit. Society/justice be damned.


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We can remain *stuck* in our world of duality. Or we as poets can see the light that is beyond the dual nature of human beings.

Rise above both our own self-absorption and other's shortcomings.

I always end up in a position of playing *devil's advocate* in my writing ventures. However, in real life
I make choices.


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The old saying goes that the criminals will always find a way to find guns so if the innocent are unarmed will that give them mercy? No, so it's a double edged sword sadly. This write is how we'd like things to be but somehow we've moved so far past the point of return that it won't happen

"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

Criminals. The one thing that is growing in the USA is the prison population and new prisons being built while infrastructure is crumbling, the concept of free education is being undermined along with the arts and social programs that used to serve the underprivileged...with more and more Americans falling into that class. I can go on and on but I won't.

With *knowledge comes responsibility*....and the more we know, the more responsibility we have. That's why folks would rather not know.

The world is not *out there*; it's inside, and we're inside a reality that is the result of the history of our choices as individuals, as countries, as human beings. What we do now en masse is crucial.


p.s. Thank you CC Ian, & Roscoe for reading.

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I agree with all you have said, but the problem is that our government sponsers arms dealers. Some of our Presidents were and are arms dealers, there is a lot of money in it. The Bushes have some of the biggest factory's. that's why we went to war, "Oil and Weapons" So what do we do. We vote for these people, only by looking at their political agendas. We need to do as big corparations do "a backround Check" open for the public to read. It's sad that we can not trust the word of a person.



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