Read Poem: SENSELESS by JSpeaks The Poet

A tweet from a party; 100 young people showed up

Two died, but the tweet said, “We gon turn up!!!”

Vice Lords, bloods, crips, MS-13, etc etc…

Skin color, social and sexual status…people we gotta do betta

It’s one thing to die of cancer or some terminal disease

But it’s a whole ‘nother ball game when it’s a bullet or a senseless beating

Senseless acts of violence that we wreck our brain to understand

We try to make sense of it logically but… we just can’t

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 years old

Finding their little bodies chopped up in dumpsters; but they screamin’ gun control

I apologize if that turned your stomachs; but I hope it made you squirm in your seat

Painting the picture of this sinful world is not always a portrait of pretty

Drugs, alcohol, money, guns, knives, hatred…

But if you think that’s the problem, you’re sadly mistaken

God is love but where is He; I thought He promised never to leave

Oh…He’s still there; we’ve left Him, out of selfishness, confusion, fear, and greed

Kids raising kids and children killing children

I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed but something’s wrong with that picture

Where are we, adults…some of us are acting just like them

They don’t learn violent behavior on their own; step back and think about where they get it from

They get it from the OGs that only know how to ask what set you claim

They get it from the Mafioso who is only striving to be a made man

They got it from that man they saw beating on that woman

They got it from that woman they saw selling her body on the Bissonnet corner.

What’s the solution? Turn back to God? Naw, you a punk if you do that!!!

But have you ever stopped to think why the world wants you to think like that

Our love for one another has waxed cold;

Where there is no God, there is no love

Where there is no love, there is no sense

But we try to make sense by making dollars

What sense does that make at the expense of mom, dad, brother, sister, son, and daughter?

Love is the solution and God is the source

Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, the life

Now you have hope and a choice

Copyright © All Rights Reserved by ~JSPEAKS~ TM

Jerome T. Covington, MBA
(JSpeaks The Poet)
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