Young lives are being slaughtered by knives

law and order seems to have no power

to contain the gangs creating such strife

brutality grows not by weeks but the hour

these crimes getting rapidly out of control

with no logic to the mounting toll!


The gang culture has been allowed to expand

cities towns and villages none are immune

in the present climate they are in command

too often on the roadside flowers are strewn

lawlessness spreads as people are oppressed

helpless we stand as a society transgressed!


A bleak future violence escalates and discipline

is now lost allowing worrying complacency in

surely it extends far deeper into our culture

where nobody can see that hovering vulture!





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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Timely post. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi Thelonelyauthorblog. Thank for liking “Knives!” Yes the bloodshed is coming ever closer as law and order breakdown!! Best Wishes.#ThgeFoureyedPoet.


  3. A skillfully written and evocative piece. Thanks for sharing! I am a Life Coach with a passion for poetry and have a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to read? You can also follow me on Instagram #coachingcreatively in case you use this platform? Have a good Monday! Sam 🙂


  4. Reblogged this on The Foureyed Poet and commented:

    The horror of so many deaths by stabbing that shows no sign of decreasing has spread throughout society! Now nobody is safe! It is of deep concern to me and no doubt the wider population! What can be done to stop this frightening trend? Had to re blog my poem!#TheFoureyedPoet


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