As you shed tears
Mourning the loss of your son
You pray that one day, The Gun
will cease to exist
For in the hands of man
It’s purpose is to take the life of anyone
As you lay your son to rest
You ask yourself ‘what do I do next ?’
Where do i go from here?
Can I part take in addressing this issue? Or ‘is it not as bad here as it is out there?’
They say it’s worst in other countries
Should i therefore believe that my country should be left to become as other countries ?
Should we be proactive?
The loss of ‘my son’ maybe irrelevant to others
But as his mother ‘my world has shattered,’
How would you feel losing your mother?
Father? Brother? Or Sister?
How would you feel losing someone close to you ?
Someone who has genuinely expressed the words ‘I LOVE YOU
Government officials, Politicians, Policemen and women,
Let us work together to address this issue which threatens our nation
Poets, Writers, Artiste, Musicians,Artists
Let us embrace our gift to address this issue which threatens our nation
Citizens of St.Vincent & The Grenadines, Now is the time to act
Rather than react…
By Dillon Ollivierre & Brittany Straker
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