We raised ours hand with others And shared the grand hurrah. We marched with them if we could Amazed at what we saw. Sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers Half a million in the demonstration A solemn gathering of protest In the capitol of a grieving nation.
We came together, raised our voice In major cities, and small towns. This time we would not allow The corporations to shout us down. We carried signs that told the truth In a fewest words we could write That enough was enough and this was A battle we had just begun to fight.
We shouted our children deserved Not to die in their childhood school And demanded that the government Changed their wrongheaded rules. We let them know across the land The many of us were voting soon And we would throw them out if they Didn’t dance to a different tune.
We told them it was time they knew That we saw through their faults And that this country needed to Outlaw weapons of mass assault. We let them know we were through With what they called leadership That we would gladly send them home, A much needed one-way trip.
I submitted this to our local newspaper (The Garden Island) and they published it. So did The Blue Route.