Takers of the Light

I’ll never understand what gives them the right.

To hurt, to kill, to be filled with so much hate.

Because of them my kids will live in fright.

 

I think they are malicious and full of spite.

The majority are often white, male, and straight.

I’ll never understand what gives them the right.

 

They walk into people’s lives and take their light.

Innocent humans at the “wrong” time and place.

Because of them my kids will live in fright.

 

Victims, young and pure, they couldn’t put up a fight.

Churchgoers, students, and even the elderly aren’t safe.

I’ll never understand what gives them the right.

 

I wonder how these animals sleep at night.

Knowing that they’ve caused people to live in pain.

Because of them, my kids will live in fright.

 

A few get caught, rarely do they indict.

Maybe it’s due to their privilege and race.

I’ll never understand what gives them the right.

Because of them, my kids will live in fright.