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With Our Own Hands

Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...

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Own Hands

With our Own Hands we strangle the dreams of our wounded soul…

We shackle positive outlets and restrict the movements of those who refuse to accept some of the depredations that are ingrained in the very air we breathe…

With our Own Hands we fold our arms and stop our fist from striking out against some of the Life Stealing Dealers, who invade some of our neighborhoods…

We close our eyes tightly and pretend that the Drugs Spots really don’t exist on our block, even when they are next door to some of us…

We walk with fear and apprehension to and from our homes because the Police don’t seem to really care, as long as those negative elements stay around here…

We sit back to often and watch our precious children grow and become the new street soldiers, right in front of our protected eyes that has become blind to certain truths…

We watch them grow and show indifference and callousness to stabbings, shootings and even murder.

We sit idle as they curse the life they live and curse the adults who tries to control them…

With our Own Hands we must clean up the areas that cater to death, point our children in a new direction and far away from the madness that is accepted as normal behavior…

With our Own Hands we must pray that God make the neighborhood nightmares that frightens the elderly, frightens the decent people, go away and stay away…

We have to pull each other up instead of apart and embrace the uniqueness of each individual that we encounter.

With our Own Hands we must reach out and form a brotherly union with those other hands, who only difference is their color, is their culture…


© 2019 Malik S Canty

Comments

Malik S Canty (author) from Brooklyn, NY on October 04, 2019:

Thank you for your thoughts...

Lorna Lamon on October 04, 2019:

Such a powerful piece and there was one line which summed it up for me - 'We have to pull each other up instead of apart and embrace the uniqueness of each individual that we encounter'. Inspirational.