Who's to blame.

August 9, 2009
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!

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.

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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm
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!!!!
sumthingprecious replied...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm
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.
Like*Whoa!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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
sumthingprecious replied...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm
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.
Meghan said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 8:12 pm
Such a strong angry poem. Its amazing!
sumthingprecious replied...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm
Thank you so much for the comment.
DollyFlower said...
Sept. 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.
Destiny M. replied...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm
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.
Sadandstrangebeauty22 said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm
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.....
Destiny M. replied...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm
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.
Black Heart replied...
Sept. 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.
sumthingprecious replied...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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.
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