Shots were fired, sirens rang, bodies fell, and lives faded.
cars rushed, tears poured
respects paid, acquaintances prayed, and
promises were made, only some were
Peers introduced to black,
While stories were cut short and read to heal the wounds.
Tomorrow as today, all in the same
The theme renamed; some were shocked
others expected, yesterdays tears
turned into today’s laughs, lives
forgotten until distant shots rang.
City streets busy with pedestrians
Deaf to the outside as vehicles screech while silence screams.
And today more tears were counted all in 360.
Violence has seemed to become the norm in our world today, and many of us, myself included have become numb to it. The numbers seem to skyrocket at such a rapid rate we lose count and any feelings towards it. I’m sure many of you have noticed the attention Chicago usually gets from media for the crime committed in the city. Lets not forget while the lives lost in this city are just as important as any other that violence and atrocities are committed worldwide on a daily basis. Any form of change is positive even if it’s just in your community; let’s refrain from becoming so numb to violence that we no longer stand against, and speak out about it.