Too Young To Hit-Stop Youth Violence

January 23, 2012
By sydLo BRONZE, Boca Raton, Florida
sydLo BRONZE, Boca Raton, Florida
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A bruise on the window
To her soul, globs of makeup
Attempt at concealing it

A mute code, known
By all, latent facts
Perturb some but silence most

Source unknown
Kin or foe, equally hideous
A doing regardless

Pain creeps into
The ones who gaze,
Consumed with helplessness

Kindled by animosity,
Fueled by slander. Ending in
A once pretty, now mangled face

A single bystander, too filled with sorrow
To ignore the victim
Questions his next action

Violence comes in waves, starts
As a ripple, grows until
A demolished path appears

Determined to subdue
The wave, the speechlessness
Is broken

Authorities are contacted, promptly
Witnesses begin to speak out
A new wave forms, one of termination

Termination of violence, among
Bygone are “unnoticed” injuries

Distinct alterations in
Behavior and attitude, positivity
Roams freely

The author's comments:
I was assigned to write an essay on preventing youth violence and to hit three major topics, what started it, how does it affect you and how can you stop it. This poem came to me instead of a full on essay.

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