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.
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,
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
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.