Thursday, March 11, 2010

Senseless

Senseless

As the round of shots rang out
I heard her scream and shout
Then I heard another round shatter
Bodies scattered
No longer able to scream
Lost hopes and dreams
Lives lost
For what cost
Senseless crimes
Influencing young kids minds
Thats all they know
All they have been shown
When do you get used to hearing the sirens
When do you get used to guns firing
Futures no longer reflected
Senseless acts of crime expected

25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i dont know if you ever get used to it completely...sad.

JStar said...

Hearing others tell it, they are and expect it...Although its what I grew up to and around...death and violence is something that I can NEVER get used to...Is it that I try to see the good in people, even when they cant see it themselves...

Senorita said...

I'm sorry that you had to experience that. I hope that her screams will fade in your mind soon.

JStar said...

Thanks Senorita. But I really doubt it, its constant here. I have seen and heard sooo much that those memories will never fade. I am just tired of it all...Its something I can NEVER get used to

Secretia said...

Oh my, the way the human mind is able to adapt! Your poem is a voice crying in the wind, beautiful but so often unanswered. I love your writing.

Secretia

Realliveman said...

Sad but true.

JStar said...

Thanks Secretia and Realliveman :) Yes, its sooo sad...but actual...reality...

25champ said...

Sounds like my life growing up without faith and weird imagination I don't know what I would have done. U do at one point grow numb to the senseless violence which Is how I started putting pen to paper. After a while you have a hard time expressing yourself, so I do it by writing. Great Post!

JStar said...

Thanks Champ...Well I will be 35 this year, and grew up around violence...I know you know what I am talking bout, Bmore is just as bad as DC...I have heard and seen sooo much, and I still cant accept it...Its just Senseless...

25champ said...

It's crazy that u said that because i was born in D.C when crack hit and I move to Bmore in 89 when I was 9 so as u can c i had the worst of both worlds.

Miss.Stefanie said...

So sad....people and their acts can be so senseless.

JStar said...

Oh, you're talkin bout the Rayful Edmond days...He was runnin shi back in them days...Oh how I remember...But see he had some purpose (Not that I agree) But people now days have no regard for human life and its sad...They just dont care anymore...The youth out here has no cut cards man, they were breed in it...Thats all they know and all they expect...Its the way of life...I am just soooo tired of it man...Enough is enough...I wanna move down south somewhere...

JStar said...

Oh sooo true Steph...

JStar said...

If no one knows who Rayful Edmond is, check this out...He was DC's John Gotti

http://www.bet.com/video/398080

25champ said...

yeah I know who Rayful is. I'm from 13th and Peabody. He took D.C by storm very smart dude ashame he couldn't put that energy into anything positive.

JStar said...

Yea, I knew you knew who he was(How could you not lol)...I put that link out for the others who read this stream. Yea, he is a very smart dude. Who knows tho, he may be...He aint in jail anymore and is in witness protection...So who knows what he is doing now :)

Dulce said...

HEY J...this is so hard to read . It must have been an awful experience... I don't know If I could ever bear such a thing... we are not used to those things happening here...OMG
I am sorry...and hope it gets away soon...

Steve E said...

Not that it would be a guarantee against such happenings...but I'd consider moving. Maybe to Naples, Florida???--grin!

PEACE

Chadina said...

OMG that is very frightening. Stay safe!

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TechnoBabe said...

What a world now, some people live with these sounds every day. Nice writing and in some case so true.

The Write Girl said...

Hi JStar, I'm so sorry to hear what's going on so close to home. I do hope and pray that you and your daughters our safe. God bless you!!

Miss.Fortune said...

smh..this is so sad but normal =( its something alot of ppl are use to but shouldnt be used to..

Cynthia said...

This is terrible Jo. You will never
get used to sadness such as this
because you have too much compassion. Your prayers have
helped this poor women's soul.

God bless you and your daughters.

Eternally Distracted said...

Oh my, I am sooo sheltered on this side of the world (even though most people think I live surrounded by terrorists)... It is so sad that you have to experience this.. sad that anybody would.

Just telling it like it is said...

deep I like it..and totally understand