life, poems, poetry, politics, Uncategorized

Sneak Peek: New Poetry Coming Soon

With the U.S. Presidential election coming upon us quickly, I figured I would share a sneak peek into my forthcoming poetry anthology, “Pieces of Me”, the follow-up to “About A Girl: A Poetry Compilation” (which is available now). Keeping with the theme of the first anthology, “Pieces of Me” will delve deeper into who I am, based on experiences I have undergone and how those experiences have effected me. There will be darkness, there will be light. There will be insights into my mind, into my heart, into my soul. With any luck, I will move someone, or I will make someone feel not quite alone. This is a poem about one of my biggest passions, an integral part of my personality.

 

My Observations

We too contribute to the condemning silence,

We too watch the news, see the violence,

But in this condemning silence,

Neither you nor I speak up for the truth or the righteous.

Too often it seems we just sit back,

We watch babies born addicted to crack,

We watch kids with knives and guns,

We watch people old and young run.

We see people stand around waiting,

You wanna scream, you wanna yell, “Life’s yours for the taking!”

No one listens, no one cares,

It feels like no one is there, no one hears.

Too often times get tough,

You wanna scream, you wanna yell, “Enough’s enough!”

Too often we see the signs before witnessing the deeds,

But no one really notices their needs.

We too add to the delinquency, claiming stupidity,

We have eyes, we can see,

We know what we know,

We wallow in despair over what we don’t.

We too contribute to the condemning silence,

We too watch the news, see the violence,

But in this condemning silence,

Neither you nor I speak up for the truth or the righteous.

I don’t want to bombard you with my political views, if you care enough to find out, I’m fairly vocal on my personal facebook page, though I try to keep those views away from my writing world. As this election cycle comes to a close, though, and people head to the polls, I want you to think about this. Think about this issues we face. Vote on the issues, not because of how you feel personally about a candidate. Don’t sit this out. Let your voice be heard. November 8th, 2016 is election day, go to the polls. Don’t sit in silence any longer. And be sure to keep an eye on the blog for more sneak peeks. There will be a cover reveal for “Pieces of Me” coming soon!

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