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.

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