Make It Stop

Every morning I wake up and face a new day
The first thing I do is kneel down and pray
Tell me how to make it stop

I see young children locked in a cage
My heart is overcome with rage
Tell me how to make it stop

Bystanders getting killed by thugs
Who want us all to buy their drugs
Tell me how to make it stop

Rich men who already have all they need
Still grab more with obscene greed
Tell me how to make it stop

Cowards send their sons and daughters
To fight their wars and get slaughtered
Tell me how to make it stop

Driven from their homes for taking a stand
Refugees exiled in their own homeland
Tell me how to make it stop

Another school shooting - I hear their screams
Innocents are dying - they haunt my dreams
Tell me how to make it stop

Parents grieving for their loved ones
Politicians want still more guns
Tell me how to make it stop

Global warming has seared our souls
Our leaders want us to burn more coal
Tell me how to make it stop

Lies from the left, hatred from the right
We’re all stuck in the middle of this fight
Tell me how to make it stop

Racism, sexism, ageism, casteism
All that’s missing is simple humanism
Tell me how to make it stop

God, if you are really up there
And if you even pretend to care
Tell me how to make it stop

4 thoughts on “Make It Stop

  1. Elias December 8, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    Nice

    Like

  2. samvswami December 9, 2019 / 3:41 am

    Wow ! As usual, powerfully well written

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  3. Ramachandran Narayanan December 9, 2019 / 5:19 am

    Very nice Holmes!
    – Rama

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  4. K. Joseph December 9, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    We can only do our little bit in the space around us. Otherwise it can be too overwhelming.

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