Would You? (poem)

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Would you let me kill you
because you’re small,
black,
white,
missing the right
genes,
because you fall
short of what I expect,
because I detect
no use in your existence,
because you’re young,
old,
frail,
show no resistance,
because you’re a child,
a woman,
a man?
Would you let me kill you
because I can?

 

“Promote the value of all life, regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability.” 

 

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