Last Note ~ Toddler’s Song


In the Head of the Beast ~ Philip Brent Harris

Girl, 3, shoots, kills sister, 4, in NW Harris County,

Houston TX–3/12/2023

One more bullet shot from one more gun.
You are sure this must be all; the last one.
Yet, once more death and once more pain.
We watch it splatter another stupid stain.

One more child becomes unable to reply.
Is there even a reason for us to ask why?
One more lax instant kills one more child;
questions of neglect, a police report filed.

One more parent disputes they need help.
Why should we care; it is not our whelp?
One more gun nigh, and a child lies slain.
Still, we refuse to act; we must be insane.

One more journey into our wasted land;
where we find no place it’s safe to stand.
One more empty prayer, gun law delayed
Little boys with guns and greed displayed

If we had no bullets would gun-lust sate?
Are we so broken we can’t shut that gate?
Is there time to fix all that’s gone wrong,
As guns murder the last note in our song?


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,

Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!

Unite the World!


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