September 28, 2020

 

Second Amendment Heroes

 
 
 

Second Amendment Heroes

Twenty-six-year-old female police
officer slain by a rifle welding suspect
A community mourns a hero

Snipers are celebrated in
Military & law enforcement
A nation rewards its heroes

In 2018 one-hundred-forty-four
police officers were shot to death
A profession honors its heroes

In 2018 police killed
nine-hundred-ninety-nine people
The legal system exonerates heroes

There were 39,773
gun deaths in 2017
Heroic politicians
offer prayers
and condolences

The right to
bear arms
bears
bitter
fruit
for
all






Article © Frederick Foote. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-01-06
Image(s) are public domain.


5 Reader Comments

Bernie
01/07/2020
12:43:45 PM

Violence is sacred in our culture. It seems to be the one sure thing we pass on generation to generation. Your art (not only this poem but all the other other of your works that I've read) reminds us of the consequences of our actions and attitudes. Thanks.

Fred Foote
01/09/2020
01:06:53 PM

Bernie, thank you for your support and kind words.

Fred Foote

Harris
01/10/2020
09:29:22 AM

Indeed, the message is clear. The title is apt.

Elaine Zentner
01/10/2020
01:05:47 PM

I read Mr. Foote's writing regularly. They are almost always thought provoking and a little (or a lot) disturbing. It is one of the things I most appreciate about them. This one hit its target. Thank you, Mr. Foote. I look forward to more.

Bobbie
01/10/2020
03:11:25 PM

Yes Indeed - Fred's messages are always on point and this one is a direct hit... pun intended

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