Rifles Have No Regrets

Gunfire rings out in our classrooms
killing unprotected children
whose voices raised in public
at the mad assaults on their schools,
do not halt the endless supply
of automatic weapons
available to disturbed users
who go on mindless rampages,
facilitated by
lobbyists, legislators,
concerned with profit and power,
rather then public safety.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.