School Shooter


I could have been a school shooter,
Who tried to kill everyone.
I could have been a school shooter,
But I didn’t have a gun.

No, I didn’t have a gun
So it never crossed my mind.
When I was going to school,
Guns were hard to find.

Guns were hard to find,
So on the day I snapped,
I just went home when school let out,
The next day, I just went back.

Graduation came, then I
Got married to my wife.
Found a job and had two kids,
And lived a normal life.

Looking back across the years,
I’m proud of all I’ve done.
But I could have been a school shooter,
If I’d only had a gun.

© 2016 Rick Cooper
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