Rachel Henley

Rookie (1st October 1994 / Wales)

Shoot For The Benefit Of Man - Poem by Rachel Henley

The gun does not make you a hero.
The flag you bear, does not give you an automatic right.
To shoot anyone you see fit,
Anyone you catch on sight.

A murder is a murder,
No matter what your general tells you so.
Are you prepared for the bloodshed?
Can you handle the families woe?

Yes, if there were any other way.
We would have tried it by now.
The gun gives you a godly power,
your word is law, with the final blow.

But do not shoot for the love of power,
Do not shoot just because you can.
Shoot because you have to.
Shoot for the benefit of all man.

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  • Rookie - 63 Points Eric Cockrell (10/2/2011 12:50:00 PM)

    or lay down your guns... and walk away! thought provoking poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 3, 2011

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