Charles Monroe

To Hold The Heat - Poem by Charles Monroe

A responsibility I've been cursed to keep
Since all my big homeys are parolees
On probation or known felons
And I have no police record yet
And am only thirteen
I am expected by my fellow gang members
To forever hold the heat.
And I hold it like its golden
Like our lives depended on it.
And I hold it like it's stolen
Like there's countless murders on it.
And I hold it locked and loaded
Cocked and potent and concealed.
Even though it's very presence
Will add decades to my sentence
I must carry heat and hold it
From the buckle to the scrotum
Hoping none of us will lose it
And I won't be forced to use it
Banging louder than the music
Like a drum-roll off the snare
Either wired or acoustic;
Hope nobody likes to stare.
Hope our enemies don't show,
I pretend to play the part
Of a fool who doesn't mind
Putting led through someone's heart.
And I smile amongst the gangsters
In my dark blue baggy jeans
I'm the designated shooter
And I barely turned thirteen;
I been cursed to hold the heat.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

7.20.14 Inspired by the poem 'Dropping the Heat' by Conner Whyte

Comments about To Hold The Heat by Charles Monroe

  • Rookie - 8 Points Connor Whyte (7/20/2014 10:11:00 PM)

    Nice write homie keep up the work (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2014

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