ruthless

By , Houston, TX
Huddled in the corner
crying into my pillow
what

is


the



world




coming







to?
To think that our
future is in the
hands of people who
would make up rumors
about a peer getting
raped? As if that’s
something to joke about.

Where the people we
love are willing to
risk their lives and
those of the people they
‘love’ by driving drunk,
just so they can get
cigarettes in support of

their bad habits. What
happens when you crash,
and take away the
life of another? Someone
who was, is
loved by if not
by you, but by others?

What do you do
when your children suffer
through the pain, then
die from the things caused
by the smoke they’ve been
exposed to their whole lives?

What type of world do
we live in when
fathers, mothers
can rape and abuse
their sons and daughters
as if they are nothing to them?
What would you do

if the whole world
crumbled around you?
Would you still turn to
the bottle? Would you
still be the death of
your own children?
Would you sit in the

corner and cry? If
these were your last
few hours, is this really
what you want to be doing
with your time? Is this
really who you want to be
remembered as?

If you knew what was
to become of this
would you change it?
Would you be the one
to stop some one from
getting behind the wheel,
will you be the one to save

a life?





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SerenityDemon said...
Sept. 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm
This is absolute genius! I wish I would have wrote it first. Dont change the way you write it is unique!  :)
 
Livelaughlovewrite said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm
I like the message of your poem, but I think it could have been a little less choppy. Some of the lines and stanzas were broken up in awkward places, sorry to say. Also, you could have used more metaphorical words, put in symbolism, instead of just telling us exactly what you mean right away. A bit more figurative would greatly imporve this piece! But overall, a really excellent message! :)
 
Literalist17 said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm
it was preety good, though it seemed kinda one sided.. yea all that stuff does happen, but in small numbers, its up to us to think of all the good this world has and to keep showing our best sides wherever we go
 
Lahari said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm
THis is so meaningful and deep. I really like it. Good job
 
running4chance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 8:36 am
haha this=my parents/ my life..
 
lostnhim said...
Apr. 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Really like this poem. I feel the same way. great job(:
 
lala15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm
amazing. and. so. true. soooo. amazing. sooooo. true. this is what its all about. AMAZING. srry, just a powerful message, especially to me :))
 
Vitality This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm
Nice poem, good job.
 
Terrahantu said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm
this is realy good. sad but true that this is why the world coming to. you are really talented and this really deep.
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm
very nice and very true
 
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