It all started with a poll.

Choosing a simple "yes" or "no"

I had no questions: no hopes

Or strategies.

But as I walked to the stall, a girl in white asked;

Wondering aloud..

"Who will you choose?"

A life was at stake.

Would-be murders rang freely at the door.

"Can you see it?"

I can not: Not a blind man to violence but a blind visionary.

A versatile truth obscures my vision. Children will always be lost.

"Such things are necessary."

Maybe.

"YES"

A liability;

The scrutiny;

"Don't let them take my baby."

"NO"

Death is easy; Torture is an unwanted burden. Freedom for all and for none.

Take or Give:

Two simple options.

"-Such is our bitter reality."