A novel dream windhoved in —
late spring day, America finally birthed
real change — helped boys, guys,
expel rage, begin to breathe,
toss Berettas, Glocks, Colts away.
Sacked, purged deep urge to kill.
Let children play, laugh, live.
Made school yards safe. Even rabbits,
ravens, robins, wrens escaped,
no longer practice targets
of the killing craze. Quite a change,
deranged shooters — always men —
throwing aside the tough guys pose,
not blogging hate, not firing away.
People everywhere melted guns —
generals buried grenades, rockets,
missiles, drones. Males, young, old
began to think. They cried, cared,
admitted feelings, stopped the swagger,
ceased to seethe. Women sighed,
reveled in relief — loved the peace.