Let us not politicize

This tragedy. Let’s stifle

The easy course, to criticize

The ones who made the rifle.


We will be the judges

Of who should bear the blame:

Boys acting out their grudges

Or seeking YouTube fame.


The evil in the souls of men

Has been there from the start

And background checks are useless when

There’s anger in their heart.


So now is really much too soon

For having this debate

Let’s put it off ‘til May or June

When it will be too late.


And anyway it’s kind of moot

‘Cause only a fanatic

Would take away your right to shoot

A semi-automatic.


We’re sending you our thoughts and prayers

Which ought to be enough.

The message is that Congress cares.

And if it doesn’t, tough.