Day 1030, Santa Clarita Shooting
A kid shot up his school again;
It’s California’s turn.
Same old disease, to our chagrin:
When will we ever learn?
The House has acted; their bill stalled
On Mitch McConnell’s desk.
The Senate sits; Mitch has stonewalled,
Disdain for life, grotesque.
Are guns more precious than a child,
Are guns our country’s god?
Why do such gods have us beguiled
But not most folks abroad?
We’re warned against idolatry;
The Bible is quite clear.
False gods will make a mockery
Of all that we hold dear.
When Moses saw the calf of gold
And saw his people pray,
The Bible story we’ve been told
Should guide us all today.
For Moses ground the calf to dust
And made the people eat
The “god” in which they placed their trust.
He did not simply tweet.
The golden calf was turned to shit,
The symbolism, clear.
But now we see the Senate sit
Because of whom they fear.
The High Priest of the NRA
Has Mitch and Trump in thrall.
Will we stand up to them today
And dump all those who stall?