September 30, 2009
“What is violence?”
“Your asking me what violence is?”
Violence is many things, a fight, an argument, a disagreement. Violence has so many shapes and sizes, its scary. One day some friends and me saw two men fighting each other. They were scratching, punching, and kicking, whatever helped them win the fight. That showed me even adults get out of control sometimes.
Like this one Saturday, I was walking to the basketball court near my house to meet my friend Courtney, and practice my shot, and some dribbles. When Courtney arrived we practiced up until 4:00 o’clock, when some crips came to the park. At first, they were just talking to each other, but when these kids came to the park they jumped them, beat them up, and took their green mongoose bike, yelling, “go, go, go, their going to call the police, run!”
The kids that were crips dropped their bandanas, and shoved the bike into a nearby dumpster. They skedaddled within half a minute and never looked back. That showed me gangs were just bullies who have nothing to do but pick on little kids. Violence is the center of most gangs, it seems as though gangs feed off of kids who never do anything about getting their stuff taken away.
Violence has affected my life a lot, and if these extra helpers of it weren’t invented; maybe the world wouldn’t be so violent. Sometimes I don’t even want my sister to go anywhere, because of child molesters, stupid gangs, and crazy people out there. Guns, swords, and many others, just makes the world more violent. Violence has taken one of my uncles, and many other family members.
Like one day I was walking my sister home from school when I saw this one dude from my school, who didn’t like the shoes I was wearing, so he tried to punk me and make me scared. We were arguing forever, up until he pushed me against the wall. It made me lose control, so I told him to leave me alone or else, with an angry look on my face. We fought until some adults broke it up, and some how I was able to walk off like nothing happened. My sister didn’t worry, or ask why we fought, she just acted normal.
Violence isn’t always humans destroying each other; it’s nature as well. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and many more can cause twice the amount of deaths. Violence causes fear, death, and makes some people go crazy. I’ve seen thousands, of people go crazy, because of family members were killed or died. Some people become violent due to violence to protect themselves.
Sometimes I see violence, but I don’t do a thing, because what if violence comes my way, just because I’m getting in other peoples business. If someone needs help badly I’ll try my best to help, the best way I know how. Everyone can help with violence, like if its severe call the police and let them know. If it’s just a fight, brake it up, and if its somebody picking on somebody else let the bully know he’s a real jerk. So whenever violence occurs help stop it before it gets out of control.

Join the Discussion

This article has 6 comments. Post your own now!

Young-T said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Uhmm....gangs are not violent. It's just the fake gang members who have changed the routine gangs use to have. Gangs actually help the community to be honest. Gangs have developed wrongly through the fake gangsters thinking they are hard; however when gangs were only fighting over territory it was actually helping the poeple who lived in those territories. I am a gang member and not ashamed of it. You shouldn't say gangs as in all gangs because there still are O.G.s out there who are teaching th... (more »)
saimne This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

i believe the same thing.... fundamentally. the FUNDAMENTAL idea of gangs, in my opinion, is a good thing. the problem is, there are sooooo many wanna be's that wanna prove their strength, the idea of a gang has been smeared with blood and has therefore obtained a negative conotation....

i have spoken... (lol)

Tina O. replied...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 3:31 am
lol thanks im glad someone out there agrees with me
pearl♥ said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 11:56 am
obama is a media man.. he's prone to fame without even knowing it. totally not president material if you ask me.
alayapoetgirl replied...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm
I politely disagree. Obama is what America has needed for the past 8 years. The best part is he actually cares about the american people!
saimne This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm
what has he done that shows he cares about the american people ? for example, our soldiers in the Mid E crying out to kick him out of office.
Site Feedback