I want to live
In a land without guns.
Yes, I know people kill people –
Not guns – and that under the right
Circumstances even a toothpick
Can become a deadly weapon.
Guns make murder easier.

I want to move
To a place where
The choice isn’t between
Make war and die or
Make peace and get killed anyway.

This place exists 
In the colored bands
Of the rainbow,
Where leprechauns, unicorns
And pixies co-exist in harmony –
Far removed from human influence.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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