You and Your Weapons by Denise Fletcher

Influencing our children

At the youngest age

You and your weapons


Using the children like

Pawns in war games

You and your weapons


Training our boys with

Expensive war toys

You and your weapons


Turning brother against brother

On the streets in cold blood

You and your weapons


Wasting taxpayer money

When people are in need

You and your weapons


Mass-produced on a massive

Scale for mass murder

You and your weapons


You call it defense

But it’s really attack

You and your weapons


Dropping bombs

Like falling leaves

You and Your weapons


Watch your step

You might lose a limb

You and your weapons


Hurting our bodies & minds

With illegal testing

You and your weapons


Sending our troops

Home broken and torn

You and your weapons


Treating men as expendable

Beyond any means

You and your weapons


Leaving the women to

Raise the children alone

You and your weapons


You say you want peace

But you show you want war

You and your weapons


Making the world

What it is today

You and your weapons


DENISE FLETCHER is a freelance writer and artist. Her creative work has appeared in Kaleidoscope magazine, Open Minds Quarterly and other various publications. She is the author of the chapbook, A Thread of Hope.  She holds a Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She currently resides in the Tampa area.



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