Missing You

December 6, 2008
By Angelina Salcedo, Canton, MA

Hi Juan,
I have some questions for you,
I know that you probably have some for me to.
But I just have to ask...
Do you know what you've done?
Getting shot by a gun...
Causing us so much pain,
Because you acted in vain.
What were you thinking joining a gang?
Because you did your life ended with a bang.
Stupid is what I think you were,
Letting them take you in with a lure.
Yeah you were reppin' our people,
But that kind of stuff can be evil.
I miss you Juan,
Yeah it's true.
Everyone else misses you too.
You were part of a pack,
Now we wish you could come back.
You died froma gun and a knife,
Now I wish I could make you come back to life.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem as a part of my poem packet in English class. It was a Direct Adress poem so I decided to write it to my cousin Juan because I never understood why he did what he did and what happend to him. I had 6 cousins die last year and he was one of them. I wrote it because I miss him so much. I hope that when you guys read it that you understand how I feel about it. When I read it out loud to my clas I would have to stop and keep going because I wanted to cry. The funny thing is that I never looked up until I was done and when I did people looked like they wanted to cry to. They clapped for a long time. I never thought that something like this could happen to me or my family but it did. It could happen to anyone. Now I'm telling my story to you.

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sally12345 said...
on Jan. 16 2009 at 4:12 pm
Hey there, its sally. Great Peom, you go girl !


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