Give Them Your Senses

December 30, 2008
Give Them Your Senses

I’ve seen it oh so many times.

The light into darkness,
the darkness into light.
From youngest of the young,
To the oldest of the old,

They’re dying.

Molding into a shape like no other,
Molding into things we use as weapons,
Bazooka. Machine Gun. Rifle.
Another… and another.
Gangrene gangs of gangs are fightin’,
Enumerating each move they make.
Every life they take.
[Grown and deceased] on 56th and Delridge,
Everybody blinder than moles.
Red stains covered an innocent,

In days of yore.
What’s happening, the world?
Its struggles in its obstacles to the
Battles of wounds
Blindness. Deaf. Mute.
What we are, a human race of
Hospitalities, abilities,
A myriad of facilities of
Disabilities but,
Capabilities we have, concealing it.
We’re blind. No, we can see.
We’re deaf. No, we can hear you.
We’re mute. Well, I can talk.
A million times over, what we can do to
A million times under of what we can’t.
We can’t, oh hatred.
Get over it!
Be a bit smarter, the non-starter.
Spotlight, in the eyes of the human,
On rags of the youngest of the young,
Canes of the oldest of the olds,
Dropping silvers and cents into,
Not fountains of already joy, glory, and green,
But into the palms of youth in cardboard boxes.
Open your eyes to the dark that needs light,
Open your eyes to those who’re not seen.
The voice of those who cannot speak.
The ears of those who will not listen.
We, a race of an ulterior motive to look,
Into, not killing.
But saving.
Innocent lives against those who are causing,
Save them.
Like MLK conversing of
Conversations over confrontations,
And capabilities over disabilities, of
Can’s over can’ts.

Oh how I’ve seen it,
The light into darkness,
The darkness into light.

We are here to do it.

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Sparkles96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm
I absolutely love the rythm of this poem. It's almost like rap. Have you ever considered performing slam poetry?
_MissLaurel_ said...
Jan. 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

This is a powerful poem and you are completely right. Excellent word placement, excellent message.

~Miss Laurel

LilStinka said...
Jan. 5, 2011 at 10:30 am
wow! that was awesome! :D
in_wonderland said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm
so true, rite? if only more ppl would read this...
LoveLikeEpic said...
Sept. 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm


Nuff said.

bbygurl21 said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm
5 stars this is good
summerdreamer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm
wow, your amazing, its so powerfully put. I like how long it is, it shows you had alot of inspiration bottled up.
Dean H. said...
May 1, 2009 at 2:05 am
Great poem. I liked how you used punctuation to make your work come to a climax. This is a message many people need to hear. Good job. Also, I would appreciate it if you check out my own poem, Palmer's Peak. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Jennifer R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 16, 2009 at 4:07 am
so inspiring and super intriguing from the start.
Alexia said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 5:36 am
i really like this its so TRUE!
so real none of that fake.
your really talented.
Mackenzie R. said...
Apr. 2, 2009 at 6:28 am
oh my gosh...that poem was awesome! i loved it!!! i wish i could write poetry like you can.
Lily B. said...
Mar. 29, 2009 at 2:26 am
I don't even know what to say... I would really like to give you a hug right now for being such an amazing person.
Lilly said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm
like ur proem keep up the good work!!!!
Madison B. said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm
This poem was amazing i could feel all the emotions you expressed and isnt that the point of writing people seeing your opinion
GhoSTWRiiTA said...
Mar. 8, 2009 at 11:58 pm
this poem was hot like i could imagin and understand everything ou wrote
Leemor N. said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 1:06 am
wow. that writing was incredible and inspiring and an amazing use of language. you bended the rules perfectly.
mickey123 said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm
i agree wit this 100%. i started gettin tears in ma eyez so great job
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