Why Murder?

March 19, 2010
By Anonymous

16 years.
My life full of tears.
By ringing bullets.

Left my cousin
dead in his blood.

But I wonder
Why in my neighborhood?
I thought when I got older things were better?


Not For Me.
Why it have to go down that way?

Who knows.
It sends my soul a shiver.
I heard it. "Pow!"
My cousin left dead by the trigger.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this after seeing my cousin get shot in front of my face. I'm hoping that people will understand that seeing violence happening in front of your face will change the way you view the world.

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on Apr. 8 2010 at 10:50 am
Kelsey.Mae SILVER, Columbus, Montana
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Wow, that had a lot of meaning and emotion in it. VERY good poem and I am sorry for the loss :(

DaniW PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 7 2010 at 11:41 pm
DaniW PLATINUM, New Bern, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
By Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross

I'm truly sorry for what happened. At least you showed that something beautiful can come out of death and pain. Your poem is very powerful and provoking

on Apr. 4 2010 at 7:57 pm
Tha1Chick BRONZE, Stuart, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
You heffer! or HOLY HEFFA!

WOW! thatwas sad but good .srry 4 da lost!!!

on Apr. 2 2010 at 4:59 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

Heart-breaking. I understand that it must have been extremly hard to go through . Breautiful piece of writing.

I am sincerley sorry for what happened. Violence must stop at once.

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