God, Have Mercy on Gun-Lovers!: A Satirical Poem
Of all gods it was Ares, ancient Greek god of war
worshiped at times when arrogance was The Way
with animalistic passion that's not valued anymore
in the supposedly civilized times of this present day.
There is this God that we call ours
not the one condoning selfish goals
not the one blessing arrogant powers
but equally loving all of the human souls.
When Natives were slaughtered all over the globe
those brutal guns and swords seizing their land
it wasn't blessed by Man in Sandals and Robe
and no God was there to offer helping hand.
When slavery denied dignity to the black man
those guns and whips keeping him in place
that didn't make all-loving God man's fan
with nothing of it to resemble a grace.
Guns are truly shaming our human kind
and even more shaming our faith in God
keeping us at level of the primitive mind
making human progress look kind of odd.
We like to think of ourselves as "having guts"
but brains make us different from gutsy beast
this world is way too full of some arrogant nuts
without some cultivated faith -- to say the least.
We prove our human values with heart, not a gun
and yes, brains come handy in providing a proof
there has been more than enough killing done
without yet another arrogant gun-loving goof.
So, may God have mercy on any gun-lover
and give them forgiveness for every war
and for any excuse they use as cover
for it's merely arrogance at its core.
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