A Poem: “Not A Toy Story”

 

Guns in the U.S.

are getting out of hand.

 

Stricter regulations must be set, enforced.

 

Owning high-powered assault rifles

– capable of killing 5 police officers

in Dallas, Texas,

20 children

in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,

or 49 people

at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida –

should be limited to only those who

graduated elementary school,

able to name at least two American presidents,

and

haven’t been to North Korea in the past 10 years.

 

 

(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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