My First Rifle

for his fifth birthday, Davey got
a Cricket rifle, single shot

though it was loaded by mistake
a single shot is all it takes

the present was so gaily wrapped
no sign how badly judgement snapped

to make and sell the Chipmunk line
real guns, for children by design

we are so careless with our boys
providing weapons as their toys

the gun debate is loud and long
but this time they are surely wrong

can anyone defend the need
to arm kids still too young to read?

c. 5/5/13

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