A Child And A Gun - Poem by Randy McClave
When a child is taught to use a gun
It's downfall from humanity has just begun,
They don't care to watch cartoons anymore
Instead they want to watch dramas, and war.
Then with a gun they are taught how to kill
First for the excitement, and then for the thrill,
Paper targets are first, then a bottle, and then a can
Next targets will be animals, and then man.
When they hear languages from different tongues
They then believe that all strangers are carrying guns,
"Always be locked and loaded and never be liable"
Is the prayer that they read, from the gun owners Bible.
They are taught and they believe that the world is scary
And to always believe the NRA, and not in Jesus or Mary,
A gun will then become their very best friend
It sends enemies to Hell, and to Heaven friends it will also send.
With their guns under their pillows they will happily sleep
To relax they count bullets, instead of white sheep,
They say that they will help protect others to stay safe and sound
But, when a shooting occurs, they are either the cause, or can't be found.
The children are our future which many people still say
But, for our children lately, I have sat down and cried and did pray,
I would hate to think to win an argument or even a dispute
That our children willpull out their guns, and shoot.
Randy L. McClave
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