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Violence in the streets

September 9, 2021
By CheyenneC GOLD, Vero Beach, Florida
CheyenneC GOLD, Vero Beach, Florida
14 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.

Blood on the curb,

Body breathless, lifeless, careless

Ashes burnt around him tears build an ocean

brother, father, husband, friend


An ounce in his pocket,

a tear on his cheek wiped away by the wind,

Crowded street, on lookers to the destruction,

Labeled as nothing more than another statistic,

A story that never gets told.

Great minds put together a reason,

Was it drugs, gangs, to make a point,

No one ever suggests that it was just a cold, dead, heartless murder.

If he was white, rich, and well known would the story be told?

Violence in the streets,

Blood spilled in a war,

And yet still the only thing they see,

Is the color he breeds,

The life he did not want, the mark of a killer he never wanted to be. 


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 25 2021 at 10:40 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
163 articles 47 photos 1025 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

Yeah it is so abhorrent that it seems there are ten million murders a day, many of them innocent children, children of color at that, and nobody notices. It's like living in a bloodbath, and the only way out is to cry. Or try and write something to change it.