Please Don’t Shoot Me Today
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 -
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,
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
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!
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
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
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