Maybe in our own country,
in our own state,
in our own town,
in our own neighborhood,
in our own home.
Maybe after all the bad guys are gone,
after we've achieved "world peace",
after just one more drink, hit, or fix,
after "they" stop pissing us off,
after "too many" men, women, and children have died.
Maybe after there's been "too much" violence.
Maybe by refusing to teach, encourage, tolerate, condone, subsidize,
reward, speak, practice or passively watch violent behavior.
Maybe by refusing to accept that violence is "natural" and "human".
Maybe by replacing anger and fear with love and acceptance.
Maybe by healing our addictions, especially to testosterone and adrenalin.
Maybe by learning that "anger" and "violence" are not the same thing.
Maybe by learning that "discipline" doesn't require hitting.
Maybe by remembering that when someone dies from violence,
we all die a little.
How about right here.
How about right now.
How about all of us finally getting tired of the hitting,
DECIDE THERE'S ALREADY BEEN "TOO MANY" AND " TOO MUCH"!
DECIDE IT'S UP TO US, NOT THEM, TO STOP IT!