GUN IN HAND
This world has changed but some things never do,
Just as the pioneers did and all life and lands before,
We live today in a much scarier world, gun in hand.
Weapons from the beginning of man, it is how we live,
Protect ourselves from the fear, what we cannot see.
Paranoia and the unknown live with us in our homes,
If not a gun in hand then always a thought, living as though.
In different ways we do, we all manage in such a way,
Our own gun in hand in this land in which we stand.