“Fourteen people were murdered in San Bernardino yesterday.”
“Yeah, I read that this is the 352nd mass shooting this year;
Four hundred and sixty dead so far…”
“Prayers and flowers aren’t enough. They need to take guns away!”
“Oh, you bleeding heart! Don’t you know you’re playing into fear?”
“Oh yeah? What’s your side done so far?
God and guns! That’s the answer! Bible thumping, that’s the way!”
“Well, all you care about you liberal fool, is smoking dope, drinking beer!
It’s no wonder the country has slid so far!”
“Yeah, that’s right and you worship the great sky-daddy! It doesn’t pay!
Religion should be outlawed! Nothing but old superstitions and fear!
Look where your God has taken us so far!”
“You fool! The world will be so much better when God wipes you all away!
You’d better watch who you’re talking to! You better have some fear!
My patience is short! Patience only goes so far!”
“You asinine Neanderthal! First you curse me and then tell me I should pray?
You hypocritical, throwback of evolution! I want all of you dead! Get out of here!
It’s your fault! Your ideals led us away so far!”
“You self-loathing liberal! You are blind to the enemy and bring them home to stay!
You hater of God, mom, and apple pie! Good for nothing but to mock and jeer!
We good folks will only allow you to go so far!”
“You bigoted, ignorant hater! Don’t you know you worship the same God as ‘they’?
That wrathful God is the God I hate! The same God you worship and tell me to fear!
My reason won’t allow me let you go that far!”
“All of you think you are so smart but we’re the ones with all the guns stashed away!
Your side can abort yourselves into oblivion! Do you think I care!
Don’t push me! I can take this very far!”
“Yeah, right tough guy! There’s more than one way to kill a bigot! You better start to pray!
Your side has dished it out long enough! Now, pay your share!
Exterminate the lot of you! Yeah, I’ll go that far!”
Fourteen people were murdered in San Bernardino yesterday.
352 mass shootings, with 460 people dead, just this year;
Murderous hearts take it all too far!
It isn’t terror, it’s a horror, that seems to be here to stay;
It isn’t God, or guns, there’s no political fix; it’s murderous fear,
That drives the need to control too far!
Has enough blood been spilled to turn us around to walk another way?
Or will we continue to seek solutions in death and fear?
Are we really so stubborn to take it so far?
Have you done a body count for this new century, or did you just notice yesterday?
Millions have died in this war of terror, this horrifying war of fear!
Blood is everywhere and it has gone much too far!
Jesus weeps for those who were gunned down and died yesterday,
He knows them all; lovingly counts the number of every fallen hair;
And weeps over murderous hearts taking it too far!