Whose Rights Matter Most?

When smoking guns bring

out memory candles, we

weep. We mourn. We grieve.

When nineteen children 

and two teachers are murdered 

at school, we’re livid.

Nine/eleven brought

security to airports 

all across the world 

Yet school slaughterings

on our soil still drip bloodied

hands : inaction guilt 

Thoughts and prayers don’t get

us on airplanes. We banned all

tweezers from our skies. 

Whose rights matter most? 

We stand up for our own at

our children’s expense? 

We put up checkpoints ~

Uterus security 

at Planned Parenthood? 

But we’ll watch them starve.

And we’ll let them be murdered

as long as they’re born

Thoughts and prayers don’t feed.

Thoughts and prayers don’t stop bullets.

They’re pious copouts.

Enough is enough. 

Let’s bear what is in our arms. 

Whose rights matter most? 

I wish I could credit the artist; I saved this picture from Facebook but no artist was named.

*Changing Perspectives – this post was written in bed beginning at 3:41 a.m. I couldn’t sleep for thinking about all the logical fallacies in our world.

Matthew 18:10 

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

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