Renee Marie

Rookie - 32 Points (Danbury, CT USA)

Please Don’t Shoot Me Today - Poem by Renee Marie

I’m beggin’ you please
don’t shoot me today.
I’m just goin’ out in a usual way.

Filled up with love steppin’ through the door;
I just wanna live,
I got so much more -
to give

When I turn my back -
will you attack?
Is it YOU,
Or YOU, her, him or them?
Not feelin’ so right?
Too tired, too angry;
every breath is a fight?

Did you “gulp-it-up”?
Sippin’ too long from the dark,
lonely cup
of rage?
They say “all the world is a stage”.

Have you been played -
the WRONG song;
buying into the part where you get to decide
who lives and who dies?

Is it YOU,
or YOU, her, him or them?
Is it in your eyes -
I wish I knew for SURE
what to do
to live today
while I enter this line just to buy stamps
and my stomach greets me
with deep-worry-cramps!

So I’m beggin’ you please,
wherever you are;
don’t take ME there!
I work it all out with my heart -
not that you care
but I’m still hopin’-and-beggin’ you please
DON’T shoot ME today!

I’m not toxic
or sly like a fox
it may seem simplistic
while you’ve gone ballistic!

And I still like to see birds flying south -
simple things -
and for a moment I wonder -
will your weapon of rage get crammed down my mouth?
I just want to LIVE,
I got BIG love to give -
Please don’t shoot me today!

Topic(s) of this poem: guns, violence

Poet's Notes about The Poem

© Reneé Marie,2002. Written in the Waterbury, CT Downtown Post Office. I had been listening to M&M on the radio and this was the time that random shootings were happening from a car...
Lee Boyd Malvo, along with John Allen Muhammad, had as yet been charged with the shooting spree near Washington, D.C. for three weeks in 2002

Comments about Please Don’t Shoot Me Today by Renee Marie

  • Rookie Gilia Shai (4/6/2013 2:35:00 PM)

    Silly. She's much stronger than you. She doesn't hide behind a computer. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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