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No Peace

The community is quiet, everywhere is cool, 
People going about  their business, children  going to school,
 The community has regain some sort of normality,
After months of gang related shootings and criminal activities
A fish-fry or bar-b-cue  here, a party there,
We love fuljoying our lives, hate living in fear,
Love to move around freely, without being scared,
Without seeing two men approaching and you don't feel weird,
Months, since someone has been killed,
Relaxation, peace of mind, a dash of tranquil,
Fingers cross, prayers daily,please let this peace reign,
But in every community there is a pernicious set,
An incurable set. a set that only breeds havoc and death,
Empty minds, consumed by a dark, demonic de-mention,
Their joy is to prey on the innocent,
And while the community is planning upliftment,
They are planning death,
And when all seems well, shots ring out,
Community news travels fast,"dem shoot a man up di road",
A sulky feelings hits you first, then fear chips in,
War again, no peace...

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  1. Date: 5/13/2014 6:19:00 PM
    Very full of life... and death. Thanks for putting from your eyes, heart and soul to your pen... very touching... PR

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/14/2014 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PR,I do put my all in, its my passion,writing RP
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:30:00 PM
    you're awesome! :D so good. you're relatively new to p.s? i'm glad you joined! -JuliMichelle

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 12/9/2012 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Juli,happy I joined too
  1. Date: 8/13/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Nicely done. There are multitudes of families that live this, but as you know.. perseverance comes from the night :) We just have to keep telling the stories

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/13/2012 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yep especially in some communities in JA,thanks much dear
  1. Date: 8/12/2012 10:58:00 AM
    Love this poem. The sad reality. No peace. unfortunately this indeed is the reality of nowadays. but somehow, we keep hoping for a better tomorrow, i guess, human nature, it is. http://www.facebook.com/pages/You-belong-here/309094219179419

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/12/2012 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ayman
  1. Date: 7/15/2012 3:55:00 AM
    Very strong n' powerful words of reality, hitting di face here... Mey blessings be overturned and bring peace to di World, where nuh more war can break us fru fear.... An altimainte write Richie....

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/15/2012 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you SWEET not SOUR Carma
  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:20:00 PM
    I've seen this and it's mind boggling that people survive in it. I was raised and live in a small town. I might have been a lot more angry had I lived differently. One of the reasons I work with kids. I remember about 25 years ago telling a kid he should think before he acts. He was a great kid in trouble with the law. He said "I come from Chester. If I think before I act, I'm laying in the street with a couple of holes in me. Tough life for a kid growing up and trying to make something out of his life.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 6/20/2012 2:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so sad lost minds from such a tender age,thanks for the info Vince
  1. Date: 5/26/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Great poem Richard . I think great poetry comes from the heart. I usually write to vent, to have some sort of release. I think poetry is as intimate as it gets. : )

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/26/2012 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it is intimate Candice,poetry is my passion,thanks
  1. Date: 5/21/2012 7:14:00 PM
    Richard congrats on being featured this week, I love the raw truth of this poem. God bless! Joy Wells

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/22/2012 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Joy,my first week on the Soup,i feel honoured.
  1. Date: 5/12/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Dedicated to all the people in Waterford Portmore,Jamaica,who has endorsed the peace champaign,nuff love lets keep going.......

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 7:46:00 AM
    I thought your poem was very good. I hope to see more of your work -robinwrennfiore

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/12/2012 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you,stay tuned I am gonna let your lips run water...lol
  1. Date: 5/12/2012 4:32:00 AM
    harsh realities. strong write. Welcome to the Soup.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 5/12/2012 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks,life is a harsh reality bro.I am going to get the SOUP boiling lol