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Who's to blame.

August 9, 2009
By DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."


God it you have a second can we speak.
Sorry if I accidently scream.
But what’s happening,
To this world.
That it came down to this.
To this way or that way.
God if I may ask,
Who is to blame?
Who is responsible for when our world falls in to pieces?
And who is there to support us when we really need it.
2,976 people.
No please let me repeat.
2,976 people, you took in 9-11.
Did you really have too much space,
that you needed all of them in heaven?
What it is 4 or 5 blood years,
And we’re still in Iraq.
God you better make sure if my uncle goes in,
He better come back.

Who is to blame?
When economy is so bad,
Women have to sell their bodies.
When no young teen can’t get no job,
So they some drugs on the streets.
This world today,
What has it come down to?
That you got this girl getting made front of,
Because she a crack baby.
Some older guys rob an old lady.
When you hear about another drive by,
People are not surprised.
Another news story about five teenagers died.

Who’s to blame?
When family is slip by colors.
You got brother against brother.
When fist fly down and guns rise up.
When loud voices, goes silent
When the cops ask them to speak up.
When the rules of society,
Is not the same as the rules on the street?
And constantly young teens run from the police.
Juvenile that’s what they’re called.
When the put behind bars.
But when they are finally old enough,
The court hits them hard.

Who is to blame!
Who is it!
When you lose a family member by the barrel of a gun,
And another parent loses their daughter because she thought drinking and driving was fun.
Every five minutes another girl is raped.
Every ten minutes another child predator escapes.
A gas station was robbed again.
Clerk refused to give up the money,
So the guy shot him in the head.
Call in about a suicide that was done the same way.
God tell me what is this world coming to today.

Who is to blame?
When kids have to live in fear,
Every time they step out the house.
And for the kids who can’t celebrate mother or father’s day,
Because either mommy or daddy isn’t around,
Who the hell is to blame!
When we’re judge by size, color, race,
Who is to blame!

We,
The people are to blame.
Because god may have made it,
But this is our place.
To live, to be free, to do as we choose.
So when problems come around.
Remember which way you look.
To find an scapegoat to undertake.
Because we the people are always the one’s to blame.


The author's comments:
I started this poem to just focus on 9-11. But it end up focusing on everything that happens in this world today. All the stuff that we have to go through. And we're always blaming the goverment or pointing fingers at someone. But at the end we're all human even the goverment. We are all to blame for everything that happens in this world. And that's why i called this 'who's to blame'.

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on Apr. 12 2010 at 6:47 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Thank you for the comment. There are a lot of things that people should open their eyes to, that they're sometimes so blinded to see.

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 12:58 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is really amazing. it captures a lot of things that are wrong with the world today and i'm glad to see a poem that puts it so clearly into words. good job, keep writing!!!!

on Feb. 28 2010 at 4:25 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

thank you. You don't know how much that means to me. I worked hard on this poem and i Tried to get all the emotion i was feeling into this poem so my reader can feel it too. Thank you for the comment.

LIKEwhoaa GOLD said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 2:04 pm
LIKEwhoaa GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-Charles DuBois

this is so intense and it flows really good, the only thing i didnt get was at the beginning it did sound like you were blaming God but then it went to we're to blame but other than that it was absolutely amazing. good work <3

on Sep. 24 2009 at 3:35 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Thank you so much for the comment.

on Sep. 24 2009 at 3:27 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

I'm sorry for you're lost. Everyone suffered some kind of pain from that, and i'm sorry you hade to be one of those people. We need to realize that this world is falling into peices and instead of spreading away from each other. We need each other. I just hope everyone can see that one day. Thank you for the comment. Pass this on to friends.

Black Heart said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 10:35 am
Your poem really touched me. I knew someone who died in 9/11. I was numb for so long. I didn't know what to do. I am still grieving, but your ppoem helped. It expressed all of my feelings. Thank you.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 8:12 pm
MeghanMichelle GOLD, Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Such a strong angry poem. Its amazing!

on Sep. 23 2009 at 5:10 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Thank you for the feed back. I feel everyone asks the same question. We just are so blinded by life that we don't know that we're in controll of it. Please pass it on.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 5:08 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

Thank you so much for the feed back. This was one of my famous poems. I hope you liked it if i get more feed back i will put more work for my readers to read. Please pass it on. I want everyone to hear my words.

DollyFlower said...
on Sep. 23 2009 at 12:26 pm
Holy crap! You are an amazing writer! I love the intensity you have in this. I have wondered about some of those things myself. You are completely right. We're to blame for how things are in this world.

on Sep. 23 2009 at 12:19 pm
Sadandstrangebeauty22 DIAMOND, Columbia, Pennsylvania
58 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I hope that when I die, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because I will have soo much to look forward to." ~ Donnie Darko

Goodness, this really is alot of emotion and its touching because on a daily basis i find my self asking God the same questions. It really is hard to understand the world we are living in and it is hard to accept it when people say its God's will. Sometimes i wonder if it is at all.....


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