Thursday, October 28, 2010



Dreams interrupted
Rudely awakened
In the wee hours of the morning
Rounds of gun shots firing
Screams of terror and fear
Constant news horror stories
And witnessing what's not reported

Becoming routine occurrences
Tired of the shootings
Daily robberies
Carjacking realities
Domestic violence
Child abuse and sexual assaults
Hourly murders

When does it end
Never I guess
When do you get numb
To the acts of violence
I simply can't
Violence is a part of my life
That I can never accept

Chaos of different kinds
Shows in every aspect of life
All we can do
Is live life to the fullest
Live like it's our last day
And avoid being center
In a life of chaos



Brian Miller said...

but it definitely has feeling...and i too wonder some days when it will all end...seems we were sharing some similar thoughts in our posts today...

Anonymous said...

great post. i woke up like this today!

Short Poems said...

Nice piece, enjoyed it :)

Traci Lavette said...

That's really sad and I've lived it when growing up in West Oakland. Stays in the news and is just sad! I wonder when/if it will ever end as well because it seems like it's getting worse to me, for some reason. I pray for the families, the victims, and for those on the wrong path, to get to a right one because they are leaving paths of destruction everywhere that affects many lives.

Just telling it like it is said...

OMG gun shots...

Dulce said...

I'd be scared to death...Girl get away from there!