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This is Hell

May 2, 2015
By Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

We live in a world where,

going to school,

you may be shot by some fool.

Even just walking down the street,

you may be the next one to get beat.


We live in a world where,

people give a hard stare.

Everywhere you go,

there's hostility in the air.


We live in a world where,

it's dangerous just to have a friend.

They stab backs and say,

"Friends till the end".


We live in a world where,

nothing comes cheap,

money comes but its hard to keep,

ignorance is running deep,

so blind to see what's hidden beneath.


We live in a world where,

having a kid could be risky.

Next generation,

there can be five year olds drinking whiskey.


We live in a world where,

most people wouldn't give a care.

They rather smoke,

then actually be there.


We live in a world where,

it's so easy to let go.

We date a new person,

like it's a magic show.


We live in a world where,

families are divided.

Fathers ain't around,

making kids misguided.


We live in a world where,

the people we are taught to run to,

are now people we run from in town,

R.I.P Eric Garner and Mike Brown.


This is the hell we call home.

The author's comments:

This is a contribute to the Sandy Hook event, the Trayvon Martin case, the Eric Garner/Mike Brown case and to those without a trusting friend, and kids without a father. Unfortunitly, this is our home. It'll get better, don't lose the faith.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Jun. 29 2015 at 11:03 pm
Katyaini SILVER, Greater Noida, Other
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Life is like a chocolate covered chilly....

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True..... the world is continually changing. One doesn't know what to be scared of anymore... You have a very sweet way of rhyming even the most bitter truths.

on Jun. 28 2015 at 8:58 pm
Nated315 DIAMOND, Georgetown, New York
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Truth has many shades. It's not a matter of black and white, but many grays.

You are truly talented. :) keep writing my friend!!!

on Jun. 24 2015 at 9:58 pm
callieismyname BRONZE, Klamath Falls, Oregon
2 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live your life the way you want to, not the way everyone thinks you should." ~unknown

Oh, wow. I love this piece. It's so incredibly real and truthful. Well done! Keep writing; I'll definetly keep checking up on whatever else you create :)

on Jun. 24 2015 at 6:51 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

XD now this piece is the deepest I've seen. You're a kick bo.oty writer, and all the pieces I've read from you are deep. I mainly touch on love, and you mainly touch on issues of thought and/or philosophy, I respect your category XD good job, and please keep writing lol

on Jun. 24 2015 at 4:24 pm
L.J.Barnes. GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
15 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Avoid roasted cabbage, don't eat earwax and look on the bright side of life!
~Angela the Herbalist

I liked how your poem had a good rhyming structure... The constant rhythm really drove the message home. Good joh, nice last line... :D

on Jun. 23 2015 at 2:31 pm
Blackjack. GOLD, Suffolk, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take a lesson from "the Greatest Man That Ever Lived," Austin Aries. The ambition and vision of one depends on how bad@ss they look in sunglasses." - Me, 2017

"Who is this Jose, and why is he always being denied?" - Corey Graves, 2016

Now this is what the world is becoming, hopefully some will read this and change their ways in this place.

Izzy777 SILVER said...
on Jun. 22 2015 at 3:20 pm
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

Aw, thank you so much! If you ever need feedback on future poems Just comment on any of my poems and i'll be glad to help.

on Jun. 21 2015 at 12:09 am
celticstudygirl PLATINUM, Vermilion, Other
23 articles 2 photos 44 comments
I love this poem. You describe the world that we are living in very accurately. I totally agree with you on how the world is today. And thank you for your lovely feedback on my poem!

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