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God, Have Mercy on Gun Lovers: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

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The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.

-- Albert Einstein

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 that 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 resembling 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 kinda 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.


© 2022 Val Karas