tony welburn

Rookie (that one day / springfeld oregon)

Code Of Silence - Poem by tony welburn

A sudden crackling sound
that interrupts the air
another person dies
another family in despair

Some know who they are
these stalkers of death
yet their voices fall silent
like the victim’s last breath

It’s the code of silence
that’s known in the hood
you dare say a word
cause it’s well understood

Go about your business
watch what you say
cause if you don’t
it could put you to lay

It’s the code of silence
That we all understand
Keep to yourself
And you won’t see the man

It the code of silence
And it’s well understood
Keep to yourself…

Is the message from the hood

Comments about Code Of Silence by tony welburn

  • (9/23/2007 9:52:00 PM)

    I liked this one, it ws strog and sad. I liked the way you rhymed the words togeather too. The poem has a good beat to it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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