A Bullet for a Stone

He said we shoot at babies hurling rocks

A bullet for a stone

A show of strength, he bellowed

Against a sea of brown

 

I ask you to examine

the truth inside the lies

Who are the weak and desperate here?

Who are those lost, unrepentant souls?

 

While he exchanged our shared humanity

for manufactured fear

our voices rose in protest

but we could not stanch the blood

flowing in darkness

 

Today is a new day

We’ve been granted an extra hour

to pray in solidarity and in love

Tuesday we let the light back in

About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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3 Responses to A Bullet for a Stone

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    this is fantastic… very timely and TRUE.. it deserves a much larger audience… please send it to the papers today OR I will!

  2. bobmoore33 says:

    Kathleen,

    this is fantastic… very timely and TRUE.. it deserves a much larger audience… please send it to the papers today OR I will!

    Robert C. Moore

    RSVP

    Blackhawk Ca.

    925-200-4002

    ________________________________

  3. Tanis Moore says:

    Amazing, Kathy!! You captured the truth so well. I hope your poem travels far and wide. I am so very proud of my sister!

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