Walking, briskly, thinking; tires screeching, window down, shots fired
Chest burning, falling, hands, clutching, near heart, life, lights, flashing, brea…thing…
Steel, molded, sculpted, shaped, engineered, masterful, iron, nestled, curled tightly in hands of cold hearts, change the world
Lead, powder, merged together, unity, ignited, fire, fast moving, no time to react
Sounds, penetrating, disturbing, distracting havoc, fear, child, not home, sirens, blaring parents screaming, news reporting, siblings crushed, angry, confused
Classmates, numb, emotionless, scared, dying, picked, off, one-by-one, teachers lament, administrators confused, support staff stricken, education, coffins, counseling necessary, rejected, prayers, stagnate, actions limited, safety obscure, politicians, voting, dead, useless, is it, yes, no, frivolous
Hope deferred, graduation, buried, forgotten, locker, memorialized, enshrined, youth, future, dim, snuffed, out, ousted, why try, push, stop, forward, never, help, no purpose, drained, press, march, all lives, don’t matter
Smiling, enemies, living, laughing, got him, oops, opps, mistake, next time, memories, heartless, cold, bastards, godless, possessed, hostile, savages, hold steel, pump lead, red puddles, marking, territory, like dogs, killers, cold, shaped, molded, sculpted, assassins, mass sins
Fernando didn’t live long enough to become president
Guns set precedence
A number not relevant; statistic, Chicago streets sadistic, to guns we are addicted, movies and hip hop depict it, so explicit
Our rights to bear arms is our intent to do harm, or is it, cryptic, we will change our name, but never a second amendment. That’s prison!
Interesting flow of emotions ebbing and flowing with word pictures as vivid snap shots cycling by my minds eye while reading this poem from panic to confusion from fear to power. It’s a great display of our current social and political landscape! Well written Sir. Thanks for sharing 👍 Godspeed
Blessings big bro.