Mar 23
poem 0 comments challenge: Enough

Enough


Isn’t it enough?

Isn’t it enough for you
That there have been 102 mass shootings
In the past year?

Isn’t it enough for you
That most of them have been hate crimes
And have gone unpunished?

Isn’t it enough for you
That most kids aged 8-18 are afraid to go to school
For fear of losing their lives?

Isn’t it enough?

Isn’t it enough for you
That there have been thousands of hate crimes against African Americans
And yet the criminals get no punishment?

Isn’t it enough for you
That there are thousands of victims of anti-Asian discrimination and violence
And yet it’s swept under the carpet?

Isn’t it enough for you
That countries are banning Muslim youths from following their own traditions
And yet rape in Christian churches is allowed?

Isn’t it enough?

Isn’t it enough for you
That transgender individuals can’t compete in sports anymore
Just because of their identity?

Isn’t it enough for you
That gay people can’t donate blood
Solely based on the fact that they are gay, and nothing else?

Isn’t it enough for you
That 97% of women are afraid to go out at night
Because of past experiences?

Isn’t it enough?

Isn’t it enough of the violence and the hate?
Isn’t it enough for you to want to make change?
Isn’t it enough for you to actually care?

Isn’t it enough for you to listen to what I have to say
Or will my words still not be enough?