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Poetic Homicide
by Tyrone Vincent Banks

Friday, July 08, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Just rambling on about an alternative to violence...

Poetic Homicide


© 2005, Tyrone Vincent Banks


 


 


The power of one voice can be hard to ignore


It can captivate the senses


It can twist reality


It can burn a bridge


It can shed light on your situation


It can murder your bad intentions


 


The poet walks in, without a sound


Walks to the center of the room – he looks around


The bystanders ask, “Who is this clown?”


The power of his voice shook the ground


Struggle to your feet – get knocked back down!


Mortified by the ideas he found


A clever marriage of prepositions, verbs and nouns


Your head starts spinning - around and round


Unraveling the fabric by which you’re bound


 


Poetic homicide


Step inside


Watch yourself but enjoy the ride


Five seconds later the evil died


Could the voice be the choice – you decide...


The journey or the gurney? The voice is the guide.


Listen or ignore as you crash to the floor


The power of his voice – Yes it shook the ground


Will you struggle to your feet – to get knocked back down?


 


Open up your thought process


Or else we will regress


And fall deeper and deeper into this mess


 


Poetic homicide


Don’t try to hide


 


He walked right in wearing a long block coat


The room started to turn as the crowd did choke


Time stood still as he opened that coat


 


He reached slowly inside –


 


And


            Pulled


                        Out


                                    A


                                                Note


 


Nothing more than a poem that he chose and wrote


 


 


 


Everything was all right


As he started to recite


The poetic terrorist moves through the daylight


Words are far better than lead and steel


A Poetic Hit man is no less real


Than a man who walks in, waves a gun in the air


Squeezes off a few rounds as you cower in fear


 


A problem can be resolved through spoken word.


You don’t need to strap on a bomb just to be heard.


Before resorting to violence – could it have occurred…?


That the art of conversation, where you speak and are heard


Can clarify your view when your vision is blurred


 


Poetic homicide


To prevent genocide


How many innocents have been hurt or have died


When one took a side


Because of prejudice or pride


No matter what they said or the tears they’ve cried


Don’t attach a bomb to the bus that I ride


We’re pawns in this game and we can’t decide


Who’s wrong when they’re wrong and who’s right when they’re right?


 


 


Beat me with a word


Put away your sword


Tell me your ideas so that you can be heard…


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/8/2005
Yeah. Sounds good to us poets and weould-be poets, we tinker with the written word. And we don't have the fire of terrorism within our belly, and besides, it seems that the written word is what has conjured up all this violence. I believe it is called the Koran.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 7/8/2005
I think we're all feeling this today, Tyrone. I think we'd all rather see the hatred in print than in the form of violence against our citizens. At least, we can put aside the in-print version if we choose not to read it. The bombings are hard to ignore.
Jill



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