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Below is the poem entitled Violence which was written by poet Carmen Castro. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bloods over flowing.
Mothers tears pouring.
Deaths in the hood sky high and still soaring.
Brothers and sisters dying in their prime.
Ghettos and hoods full of unsolved crimes.
We attend more funerals then graduations.
We have false idols influencing the next generation.
Killing each other over false pride.
Wondering if the hate will ever subside.
Step back and look at what your doing. 
Instead of love the hate keeps spewing. 
Young kids murdered for a pair of sneakers. 
Unity destroyed families left weaker. 
Ears shut down not listening to truth. 
Murder on the mind like you have something to prove. 
Fighting for turfs that don't belong to you. 
Doing exactly what they want you to do. 
It takes a village to raise a child.  
The concept has been lost as our children run wild. 
Stop and think is it worth taking a life? 
Over sneakers, a dirty look self infused pride.

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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 4:42:00 PM
    Great poem! Full of truth. Maybe one day we will be writing about how things changed for the better. Good job

    Castro Avatar Carmen Castro
    Date: 9/7/2012 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading Dustin.. Hopefully you're right
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 7:20:00 AM
    You give of your strong feelings here in this poem Carmen. I also agree with comments from Terry. Well written. oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Castro Avatar Carmen Castro
    Date: 9/7/2012 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 5:57:00 AM
    Unfortunately, some think it's really worth it... 'when you got nothing, you got nothing to lose...' Terry (good poem)

    Castro Avatar Carmen Castro
    Date: 9/4/2012 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry