Perceive

By RD

I am one who has been judged unfit to live in society
Locked away to serve so-called justice to so-called crimes.
They say I am unfit yet I twine my ink with tears forming every line
It truly saddens me to see the country in such division
Hatred and violence, can anyone see – does anyone share a broader vision?
We are spiraling down a rabbit hole that leads to naught but destruction.
Can anyone realize what all this hate lead to – does anyone see the repercussions?
Its like a cancer greedily eating away at this country
Home by home, community by community, city by city, state by state
We are being consumed by this hate – and it saddens me.
It brings tears to my eyes to watch kids at school chant racist remarks
Is this where we are going back to – is this when the was will once again start?
A war that has consumed so much blood, sweat, and tears
A war that left so many in their homes after dark – cowering from their fears
Is this where we are going? If so it saddens me – me who has been labeled unfit for society
Me who see the beauty of life and country – helplessly watching this smog of hate smother us causing the world so much anxiety.
It saddens me and I weep – weep at the blind hate, racism, and violence that plague this country like a medical patient
It saddens me so I weep – weep at the crumbling of a beautiful nation

Haters

By AP 

Haters say I’m not goin make it

But I say stop hatin’

They don’t believe

But I believe I would achieve

To get what I need

They think I will die

But I will live and succeed

And hold my pride

This Superstitious Relationship

By D.W.

I can’t understand why, but I love you

You show me signs on every corner

But still I adore

My relationship at this point, has fallen out the door

It’s this unconditional satisfaction you bring me with joy

I wanna understand more

Should I call you sweetheart or my sweet mistress?

I love the high yellowish streaks with the touch of black

You should be concrete the way you got me going so hard

My girlfriend and family don’t want to understand

My reasons of being with you

So they pray for me

Like a junkie for some crack, I find myself going back

Unable to live without you

Is it the way the lights glow on us?

You got me hypnotized

But should I desire your presence?

And lose my girlfriend and family

I find myself superstitious in love

So deeply in love

The fame equals pain

The name equals hate

The life equals death

Are we blind to the facts?

She sees us ball

She sees us fall

You can call her “The Streets”

Our down fall

Drag My Name Through the Mud

By D.H.

I live in a life where I always make bad decisions

Breaking myself up into different sets or divisions

I try & put together a puzzle with pieces missing

Losing more & more pieces

Because of inaccurate precision

I think this might be what’s embedded in my destiny

& I know I can’t let this get the best of me

I think I can I Think I can said the engine that could

But I still can’t figure out why I should

Feelin’ peace in my heart

But pumping hate through my blood

Tired of people that keep dragging my name through the mud