Posted on July 11, 2016
by Elan Mudrow
If guns are present tense and
Hate is present tense, then
The future is presently in tension
If guns were past tense, and
Hate was past tense, then
The future will have progressed perfectly
Category: Short SayingsTags: Castile, Dallas, guns, Poem, Poetry, Police, racism, Sterling, Writing
I would like that!
We have arrived !
And the progration of perception wouldn’t have been done
So if the gun, the inanimate object, didn’t exist, there would be no violence? Irrational.
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I doubt hate would diminish if guns were banned, but at least it wouldn’t be such an open invitation to use your weapon any time you please.
Great wordplay! And that illustration is perfect. Perfectly scary, actually…
You wouldn’t believe the things they are making nowadays. Makes guns look like pieces of phony metals. I don’t wish to witness the outcome of modern nuclear warfare. It has the power to wipe out the whole of humanity.
Without the hate the violence would not be perpetrated, which it so easily is with a gun to assist it. I think that was the intent of the post.
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This couldn’t be more true!
If only it were that simple but I’m totally on board with the principle. As for that Colt ad – I love it! And am slightly horrified by it.
Yes, it’s not that simple, is it? The Colt ad horrified me too. It’s the heart tag on the end of the barrel
Someday I’ll get one. Eventually—
Unfortunately guns are present and disaster is future ,seems so
Simple yet powerful
Very well put. That is an amazing picture. It is interesting that it looks like something from the 50’s. I guess our present situation has been evolving for a long time.
Given the amount of irrational violence in the world, while not pursue unreason in its elimination?
Nothing is inanimate. Case in point, notice how certain paintings “move” you. Ilona is right.
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Thank goodness no one ever bought my mother one.
A perfect world….we do not have.
the word play makes this fun to read, although the subject is serious, of course. the structure of the poem reminds me of two “logical” syllogisms. (sorry, i was a philosophy minor back in the time of plato, and i just can’t help myself.)
You must have aged well. I think Plato “wrote” poets were the bane of civilization. Ahh, maybe he was right. Thank you.
It’s all about what’s in the heart, not in the hand.
So perfect, both tenses and message. 🙂
The advertisement sells an emotion and creates a heightened need for the gun. It is this over consuming need used to sell mass produced products and lifestyles that is irrational. Build a society around such consumerism generates an exaggerated unbalanced set of social behaviour .
Hate derives from fear and imbalance/insecurity. Hate acted upon generates violence. Inanimate objects become the tools for this violence. Whatever objects are most plentiful and effective become the most used tool.
Aye, that would be nice.
Minimalist. Beautiful. ❤
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