How Many Times

How many times,

Do we have to die?

How many times,

Does our blood have to fall?

How many times,

Will mothers bury their children?

How many times?

 

How many times,

Will these crimes happen?

How many times,

Will bullets rain down on a schoolground?

How many times,

Will politicians refuse to protect us?

How many times?

 

We plead, we cry, we want to save those lives,

Taken from us.

How many times?

We speak, we beg, we ask for a change,

To not become a gun range.

How many times?

We weep, we yell, we plead for change,

Only for the NRA to pay

For it to stay the same.

 

How many lives,

Have we lost to gun violence?

I’ll tell you.

1.4 million.

That is just in America.

How many lives,

Are taken every day from gun violence?

96.

That is just in America.

How many mass shootings,

Have occured this year?

306

Wait.

Make that 307.

That is just in America.

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world
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