Is this the moral you want to teach the youngest generation
That humanity's biggest role is in a battle of attrition
Sisters, brothers, cousins, are all pawns to be laid down
Simply because one fool may have picked up a king's crown
Lives should not be counted by the pulling of a trigger
People can't be measured by whose net worth is bigger
No excuses can wipe clean the human blood that you spill
You spent your morals, but we all pick up the bill.
To those silent yet complicit- Tell me what's the difference
Between proclaiming ignorance
And actually committing these callous acts of cruelty?
Do not fool yourself. Bystanders are still guilty.
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