I Believe [a #WearingOrange #poem]

I Believe [a #WearingOrange #poem]
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor
in honor of the first annual Gun Violence Awareness Day #wearingorange

I believe in
a world without
bulletproof backpacks.

I believe in
a world where
children can sleep unafraid.

I believe in
responsible citizens
and responsible government.

I believe
we can and must call out
fear-mongers and weapon-profiteers
who pervert the noble spirit of our country.

I believe
God calls us to the holy work
of raising up every Divine Image,
every human life.

I believe
these overflowing tears
won't be our last.
... but I also believe
they should be.

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