Another Statistic Poem by Alex Gomez

Another Statistic

Rating: 2.5


This entire existence is violent,
Yet the media will remain silent.
Darkness overwhelms the vastness of light.
Cannot anyone cease these pointless fights?

Underdeveloped, a group resistance.
Why battle forth with so much persistence?
Territorial and desensitized,
We commit horrid and atrocious crimes.

Just a teen without a father figure,
They pull me into the larger picture.
Pressured into a lifelong agreement,
How was I unable to foresee it?

Indestructibility unified,
I’m foolish enough to believe such lies.
We amount to society’s scapegoats,
Degenerates who kill to stay afloat.

Perpetually imprisoned, I stand.
This inescapable lifestyle, so bland.
I am another statistic tonight,
For the bullet pierces me, and I die.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Hannah Adams 04 October 2009

Wow, its beautiful how ur able to portray the sad reality of the life so many people are sucked into. A lot of ppl out there close their eyes and try pretending these things dont happen, but ur brave enough to acknowledge that it does and to open our eyes to it all! Wonderful job!

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Romeo Della Valle 27 September 2009

Wow, Alex, you just a 'home run' with all the bases loaded, this poem clearly describes the situation here in New York City, with all these teens, killing one another every day, today foolish fights between teen gangs, is tomorrow's Headline, so sad, ignorance among youth is perpetuated by the current media, what a pity! You got my vote,10+, well-deserved, Love and Peace, Romeo

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