Treasure Island

elena winters

(august 11 / joliet illinois)

I cry for my streets


my life is so full of corruption
drugs money prostitution drowning my streets that i call home

home of all death with the motion of a bullet
piercing holes in hearts and minds of young soldiers
who fought for survival

women selling themselves for nothing more than a white pebble
on a flea infested mattress
look at baby girl watching in her corner as tears leave those
beady little eyes

i cry out to my streets that i call home
end this nightmare

crack fiends injecting poison into their veins
eyes rolling to the back of their head

then leaves them slumped over the arm of the chair
dead for days or weeks to come

i cry out to her streets that i call home
end this nightmare

i cry out to his streets that i call home
end this nightmare

i cry out to our streets that i called home
end this nightmare

i pray

Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2008
Edited: Thursday, November 27, 2008

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  • Meghan Andrews (2/3/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    i think this poem is like amazing! i dont know what its like on the streets but now i have at least like an idea
    PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Lovemo Queen (1/19/2009 9:50:00 PM)

    WOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...i was looking thro your poems and this...stuck out at me. I dont know the whole street life but i know of it. I know those guys addicted to crack..those girls who sell themselves..iv seen the bullets and the guns and the weed...i live near the street but just far enough i guess so that i am not in it..but this was amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Jose Murguia (1/19/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    WOW I FEEL YOU BREEZE IS HARD THE STREETS TELL A MILLION STORIES BUT SADLY ONLY PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE GHETTO GET TO HEAR THESE STORIES U PAINTED A WELL PICTURE FILLED WITH HOPE AND TRAGEDY A 10 MY DEAR FRIEND... (Report) Reply

  • Ron Flowers (12/12/2008 5:45:00 AM)

    This is a very powerful poem, Breeze. If you have not already done so, I hope you will read my poem, Mean Street.

    Regards
    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (11/28/2008 1:10:00 AM)

    The streets of unforgivin...........killing like a river that has no ends.Could our prays able to resolve the madness? God helps us all! Greta writes from you Breeze. (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (11/27/2008 5:22:00 PM)

    Dear Breeze, it's very sorrowful what you describe in your street, is there any real compensation or depart from that sad situation are living in? I think we should call for whole change in minds and ways of leaving and the whole politico-economical system, where can we find that?
    Very sheer piece, honest from deep in heart. (Report) Reply

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