August 4, 2019

Sticks and Stones

We used guns to harm and kill We destroyed the guns We used knives to stab and wound We banned the knives We used stones to throw and maim We crushed the stones We used sticks to jab and poke We burned all the trees We beat each with fists and foots We hacked off our limbs We reviled with our speech and writ We cut out all our tongues We stared at each other with malice and hate We gouged out our eyes We are blind, wounded, and still full of fear and hate.