Poetry Day 4: Chambered Rounds


Still hacking away at Nat’l Poetry Writing Month, I’m using today to honor the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty and the sacrifice of innocent lives.

Chambered rounds

Chambered rounds have no qualms

about the plight of their next target

nor the weapons that fire them

nor the money that buys them

nor the hands that wield them.

Chambered voices will always fight

for the lives before the bullets

and the homes beneath the fires

and the land that falls to ruin

and the suffering running rampant.

Champions of victims may live to see the day

when all the guns are silent

and the killers disappear

and the nightmares go away

and the peace is made eternal.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s