Treasure Island

Marcquiese Burrell

(2/21/1987 / Baltimore, MD)

I Say A Little Prayer For Us


Each morning I woke up
The world around me has me shookup
while watching the TV
I wonder what horror lies before me
I say a little prayer for us

I walk the streets in fear
Thinking of the changes over the years
Rapings, Robings, killings
How could people be so unfeeling?
I say a little prayer for us

All around me there's babies having babies
One parent households who struggle to make ends meat
Homelessness and animal cruelty
young girls prostitute to fill the hole in their heart and
Young boys selling drugs on the corner of each street
Insensitive comments made towards different races, religion, sexuality, where's the equality? Countries are at war and most face poverty, mortality, and even morbidity
Does anyone care beyond the problems that they face?
Why is this world so full of hate?
I say a little prayer for us

Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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  • Sj Holland (6/27/2013 8:16:00 PM)

    Wonderful encouragement for those of us who are disturbed by a world gone wild. Prayer does make a difference, if no more (and I know there's more) than to give hope, which is so important. I like this free verse, which has a flowing, conversational tone. You keep praying, and I will too. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/27/2013 8:09:00 PM)

    why is this world so full of hate? important question for everybody. thanks my dear poet. vote 10
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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