( / Ashland, Kentucky)

To Not Own A Gun

To be a man you do not need a gun,
But, to be a coward you will need one,
A man doesn't ever turn away or run
All he needs is his honor and his brawn.

A gun-less male is not afraid of devil or man
He never hides inside a house or behind a fence
He doesn't need his friends or his clan
His brain, is his truest born defense.

A woman will hold tight upon a man's arm
Knowing her man protects her wherever they go,
She knows that she is sheltered from all harm
His fist, and not a bullet is his deadly blow.

The gun only makes a coward brave
It gives him the courage that he never had before,
It will join him when he enters into his grave
Or goes with him when he goes off to a war.

The child and a mouse always stands scared
Their life and their surroundings they see as grim,
And the man without a gun who has not dared
Woman, does not have any respect for him.

To not own a gun it is a sign of manhood
He is the man who hides not behind a gun or a wall,
But, the man who brags with a gun, "Bravely, I have stood"
He is not or will not be remembered as a man at all.

Randy L. McClave

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