www.PoemsAbout.com

     Home | Contact Us

Poems On / About MURDER  3/4/2015 12:46:34 PM
Search For Poems & Poets:
POEMS ON:
 alone
 america
 angel
 anger
 baby
 beach
 beautiful
 beauty
 believe
 brother
 butterfly
 car
 change
 chicago
 childhood
 cinderella
 courage
 crazy
 dance
 daughter
 death
 depression
 dream
 family
 fire
 freedom
 friend
 funny
 future
 girl
 god
 graduation
 greed
 haiku
 hair
 happiness
 happy
 heaven
 hero
 home
 hope
 house
 husband
 identity
 joy
 june
 kiss
 laughter
 life
 lonely
 loss
 lost
 love
 lust
 marriage
 memory
 mirror
 money
 mother
 murder
 music
 nature
 night
 paris
 passion
 peace
 pink
 poverty
 power
 racism
 rain
 red
 remember
 respect
 river
 rose
 school
 sick
 sister
 sky
 sleep
 soldier
 song
 sonnet
 spring
 star
 success
 summer
 sun
 swimming
 sympathy
 teacher
 time
 together
 travel
 trust
 truth
 war
 work
 

 

Best Poems About / On MURDER
 
 
 
<< prev. page

Page: 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 40 50 60 70 88

next page >>

 
   
 

  77.     

Black On Black Murder…..Addressed

Sharpton and Jackson..both Reverends
…Silent on the subject…but hounds
Posturing..politicizing…yet nary a word
Not even a visit..to the 'Burial Grounds'

The happenings a 'ghetto' phenomena
...Historically…without any doubt
Black on Black murder…prevalent
Despicable…as Giuliani points out

Snide though..Rudolph's observation
….Who was once a prosecutor himself
His heritage……….Italian-American
…Ethnic to the Gangsters themselves

Citizens whose subsistence demanded
Their joining some criminal mob
…Keeping food on the family's table
‘Twas the Gangster's nefarious 'job'

Which required annihilating one another
… Documented….it's factually true
Staking territory…mowing folks down
….Killing….ain't a damn thing new

‘Tis society's..latter-day…analogy
Black on Black murder…..addressed
Whatever resolve altered Italian behavior
..May Black…on Black murder..be blessed


Author's Note:
In the immediate aftermath of the Ferguson tragedy, and New York City's "chokehold" death, much has been countered, and questions raised in stark criticism with regard to the unabated crisis of Black on Black murder within the confines of the Black Community. Indeed we have seen a pattern of civic irresponsibility shamelessly on display, as the Clergy and Politicians of the area deliberately ignore the generations-old travesty daily playing-out before their very eyes. On its face, the complaint is a valid indictment in the wake of countless finger-pointing demonstrations, and riotous behavior as witnessed in varied communities across the United States. A closer look suggests an even deeper egregiousness, politically complicit, spiraling downward from the Highest Offices of Government, in blatant reluctance to legislate an effective end to this cancerous malady.

The poem "Black On Black Murder…..Addressed" recalls the days of the "Prohibition Era, " where through economic necessity, crime became the 'Gangster' way of life amongst a small minority within the Italian Community. Today's Black on Black violence, its attendant economic causations, the movement's desperate few; are all historically reminiscent of the ethnic pain of the distant past. The Congress of the 1930's, once realizing the error of its ways, enacted legislation legalizing the root cause of the economic woes of the day, abruptly putting an end to the 'Gangster' spectacle of, "White on White" murder.
 
James B. Earley

Read more poems from James B. Earley >>>
   
 

   
   
 

  78.     

Morphine

(If your lover is the drug, it's no wonder you're so numb.)

If the reverend takes those left alive,
Who will stay to help me die?
No one in this world.
No one in this world.

All these things I hear them saying,
Are they true, or are they playing, now?
I don't want to know.
I don't want to know.

I'm just a mere incantation in this world of morphine.
If no one's murdered, nothing's gained.
Dreaming of the world of empty satisfaction.
If no one's murdered, you can't feel the pain.

The moribund lover's going fast,
Trying to grip what will not last.
He is almost gone.
He is almost gone.

With a murky sweetness on his tongue,
With her lips she stole his lungs, now.
He will never know.
He will never know.

He's just a mere incantation in this world of morphine.
If no one's murdered, nothing's gained.
All alone with their empty satisfaction.
If no one's murdered, you won't feel the pain.

Oh, that sweet drug you took to hide the fact that
You were hurt and under attack, then.
You were so close, but still to far from those:

Mere incantations in this world of morphine.
If no one's murdered, nothing's gained.
Lying numb with an empty satisfaction.
If no one's murdered, I can't feel the pain.
 
Shalyn Stachmus

Read more poems from Shalyn Stachmus >>>
   
 

   
   
 

  79.     

The Young Soldier

It is not death
Without hereafter
To one in dearth
Of life and its laughter,

Nor the sweet murder
Dealt slow and even
Unto the martyr
Smiling at heaven:

It is the smile
Faint as a (waning) myth,
Faint, and exceeding small
On a boy's murdered mouth.
 
Wilfred Owen

Read more poems from Wilfred Owen >>>
Read more: murder poems, laughter poems, smile poems, heaven poems, death poems, soldier poems, life poems
   
 

   
   
 

  80.     

Battlefield

Yielding clod lulls iron off to sleep
bloods clot the patches where they oozed
rusts crumble
fleshes slime
sucking lusts around decay.
Murder on murder blinks
in childish eyes.
 
August Stramm

Read more poems from August Stramm >>>
Read more: murder poems, sleep poems
   
 
 
<< prev. page

Page: 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 40 50 60 70 88

next page >>

 

 
BEST POEMS:  (Click on a topic to list and read the poems)
 angel poems
• 
beautiful poems
• 
death poems
• 
friend poems
 girl poems
• 
home poems
• 
hope poems
• 
kiss poems
 life poems
• 
loss poems
• 
love poems
• 
music poems
 nature poems
• 
rain poems
• 
school poems
• 
sex poems
 soldier poems
• 
summer poems
• 
sun poems
• 
war poems
 
(c) Poems are the property of their respective owners.
All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge.. 
Contact Us | About Us | Copyright notice | Privacy statement

Poems On / About MURDER