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Somebody's Son
by Christine D Patterson

Monday, August 04, 2014
Rated "G" by the Author.
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So proud of her son when he emerge from her womb,

Now some years later, his mind is lost in a secret tomb.

How his mother would always beg him to stay in school.

Now he stands on a street corner with a gun thinking he’s cool.

His mother weeps when he does not come home at night.

But in his mind, hanging with the boys is alright.

A car passes by with a girl he knew from long ago.

He hangs his head because the memories of her are so old.

As the day floats out of the sky and turns to dusk.

Now comes the hardest part, who can he trust?

But before I could finish writing this poem everyone started to run,

A car drove by and there was a shot from a gun.

I was shocked as I stood up and the pen fell from my hand,

As I looked up across the street, the people did stand.

There laid this forgotten boy on the ground.

I made my way through the crowd and heard a chilling sound.

A little girl about six was over the body crying.

Saying: “Please someone help!”

“He is my brother, he is dying!”

People just looked away as if his life was done.

They did not care that this was somebody’s son.



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Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/17/2014
Bang, bang that awful sound
Bang, bang some blighter shot him down.
Moving poem. The worse invention: the gun.
The most insane law: right to bear a weapon, that if owned, it will be used before reason.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/11/2014
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/6/2014
Something happens to some young people when they reach puberty. A change in ways that their parents can't understand. When guns are involved, the situation gets worse. Handguns have only one purpose: to maim or kill other humans.

Maybe someday there will be help for parents in situations like this, but for now, the best thing to do is keep a loving heart, but never allow the only one take advantage of their bad behavior. Worry does little to help. Action can sometimes… Sometimes not.

Reviewed by Michael True 8/5/2014
to live and die by the sword, such a sin. I truly believe that the NRA would have them born with a gun in their tiny hands. We reap what we sew. M.True
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/5/2014
Boys that go with the wrong crowd are always more proned to death sentence, sometimes not by the law, but by their own unlawful peers. This is too sad.


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