A Poem: An angry verse

I am tired, tired of the anger in our voices

Tired of the anger in our actions, actions that bare seeds of hate

Weapons of words and bullets cause the same destruction

Though one leaves us battered and bruised,

While the other permanently silences its victims voice

The devastation leaves a mark, a hole filled with pain and anguish

Mothers hearts ripped to shreds, a light, a hope extinguished

Everyday, every headline, reeks of the vile smells of hostility

Ink wasted like blood spewed from those souls to young to die

Words that are crafted to tear down rather than build upon

A bullet in the heart to keep us down, keep you down

Don’t move, hands up, turn around a profiled view

Is there fear in protection or protection in fear

Who wins the war if the irony is spilled in the streets

Gathered by those who sell panic to get your vote

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings



About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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6 Responses to A Poem: An angry verse

  1. This poem reminded me of something I heard Leo Buscaglia say years ago: “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can break your heart.”

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  2. Best poem you’ve written, far as I’m concerned. I couldn’t have said it better.

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