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I thought of one of my nephews before I wrote this, God bless him please

He's from a western land where the hustla's real,
And the thugs'll steal,
Brothers'll kill for the love o' bills,
Tryin' to get a mill[million],
Means much blood'll spill

So his forte's to scheme & die fo',
Gettin'that cream[money] & lie low,
Then hittin' up his rivals
An eye for an eye
and dealin' with street survival,

Makes him drift back to his childhood,
When it was much peace & all good,
But now he gets no sleep
He creeps deep in foul hoods,
Where bodies get chalked & the crowd stood,

In amazement,
Witnessin' homicide engravements on the pavements,
Too much of this misbehavement,

Has the communities decaying
and too many youngsters fall before their prime,
And the harsher the crime, steeper the prison time,

But he was born a product in a wicked jungle,
Bred to run amongst those who are far from humble,
And addicted to makin' they're funds grow,
And plus they're quick to stun those,

Who gets victimized by the hoods jurisdiction,
A whole slew of unsolved crimes
with very few convictions,
And justice is missin',
Because this lifestyle is opposite of fiction,

So he marches through ghetto life
with his hard hat & boots on,
Still focussed on gettin' his loot on,
While killers get their shoot on,
Many of them shoot wrong,
So innocent bystanders been dying for too long,
But he continues to move on,
As 1 of the Young, Wicked & Black

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 8/18/2015 10:23:00 PM
This is such a reflection of the unfortunate realities of the tragic times in which we live. It is a great pity that our young people have become victims of increased violence and merely written off another statistic. Please check out one of my pieces entitled, "Screaming at the Sky" when you have some time. Kindest regards. Pandita
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:19:00 PM
So revealing to stop and read a bit of poetry this evening, thank you. Take Care. Light & Love
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louis brown
Date: 4/13/2015 2:45:00 PM
thanks for your comment Debbie, I appreciate the love,and you are welcome and God bless you
Date: 4/2/2015 8:47:00 PM
Louis, a 7, and a favorite, I know this is real life actions, very frightening. My prayers our sure with him but also with you, worrying is not something you can just turn off. Blessings Sir
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louis brown
Date: 4/5/2015 2:28:00 PM
thank you very much Eve
Date: 4/1/2015 9:23:00 PM
This is a wonderful poem, Written in the vernacular as it is, it is convincing. Keep on writing. I wish there was a way to get to these young folks before they get killed or in trouble. I lost a fine young grandson to drugs. And we live in the nice country side and fresh air of the Northwest. Its not just city streets any more. Thank you for reading and commenting. Love,Joyce
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louis brown
Date: 4/5/2015 2:28:00 PM
thank you and God bless you Joyce