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Renee Marie

Rookie - 10 Points (Danbury, CT USA)

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 -
to give
today!

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?
NOT ME!

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!

Submitted: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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© 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

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