It is already time to start winding down NaPoWriMo 2015, but that does NOT mean that we are going to go out without a bang. As always, check out all of those who are also participating in NaPoWriMo 2015, and, there’s always the chance to create your own NaPoWriMo entry. Without further ado, here is tonight’s rendering of poetry:

Unexpected death is the worst tragedy that one can witness,

and watch another endure.

It is

jarring

It is

unsettling

But it is something everyone will see, if not face.

Why is it then

that those plastered in front of us,

are mourned when it is something truly accidental that takes them,

but when those who are

wrongly removed because of minuscule mistakes or

being in the wrong place at the wrong time

are questioned of their innocence,

character assassinated,

and dehumanized of any essence of who they might have been,

there is not a second glimpse into it.

There is not much thought given to

the deplorable nature people unjustly removed are given.

Walter Scott Trayvon Martin Eric Gardner Troy Davis

Jessie Hernandez Allen Locke Michael Cho Rekia Boyd

and so many more have done very little to receive the fates they did

But famous people are given more attention and focus

because like the entertainment that they provide

While there is nothing wrong with wanting to create art

and

wanting to follow a dream, and following your passions

There is something wrong

with how art and entertainment, can be used so blatantly

beyond their original purpose.

Art is not crafted to detract and dissolve us,

it is meant to encourage and unite us

against such travesties.

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