A Misunderstood Brother Poem by LeeAnn Azzopardi

A Misunderstood Brother

Rating: 5.0

Unclenched yr fist
Remove that gun
Why do you want to stab me?
You're only fourteen
Can you tell the reason you are angry?
I know where you are coming from
You feel misunderstood
Mama is always working
Daddy's absent
You're confused on who to trust
Can't tell a teacher
'Cause he thinks you're a fool
Can't tell a preacher
All he will say is to pray to the Lord
So, you done the deed
And he's dead
You cry now that you are arrested
Thinking he didn't die
It's just a dream

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: violence
Indira Renganathan 11 August 2022

An apt poem for a teenager....5*****

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Nabakishore Dash 07 August 2022

A good consolation dear LeeAnn in genuine words.

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Anjandev Roy 06 August 2022

Wisely penned.....very effective....thank u, dear poetess....

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Richard Wlodarski 06 August 2022

LeeAnn, this is S-o-o-o Very Well Written. You're speaking to him at his level, so that he fully understands the seriousness of his crime. And at the same time, he can feel how empathetic you are towards him. I can't stress enough how masterfully you've written this poem!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 August 2022

Wonderful dear LeeAnn. I liked this poem on violence. Top score.

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