We pause to reflect in a moment of silence
To send you our thoughts and our heartfeltest prayers
To honor the innocent victims of violence
Conveying the message that, yes, Congress cares!
And deeply abhors these deplorable slaughters
Of any constituents’ gay sons and daughters.
With solemn expressions and a catch in our throat
–Which please bear in mind when you go out to vote–
When it comes to compassion, we won’t be outdone.
We’ll all take our stand with the Rainbow Alliance.
And if anyone mentions the guy used a gun
The sound that you’ll hear is a moment of silence.