Wilfred Mellers

Veteran Poet - 1,784 Points (March 5,1962 / Kinston, Jamaica, West Indies)

Murdered Suicide - Poem by Wilfred Mellers

Murdered Suicide
Written by Wilfred Mellers, Sunday, August 30,2015

Swollen eyes cry
Another victim dies by homicide
Mahogany shaded freedom castrated
Bodies lay on sidewalk paved in blood
For same as it ever was

Sirens screaming mother's grieving
No one to defend your life ends
Neglected to keep yourself in check
In reality, no one was there to protect

Family is pleading while you're still bleeding
The heart stopped beating for medics stop treating
Surreal for you didn't make it on your own accord
Wailing friends sobbing as you are taken to the morgue

The roads you were supposed to be paving
Was your life not worth saving?
In life, there is no dry run
Now it has ended before it has begun
News in their favor lies spun
For this reason, there's no pleasing the dragon

Profiled and targeted for execution
Freedom is truly only an illusion
Oppressors have found their final solution
High volume distribution for a criminal institution

On verandas harassed and persecuted
For your war machine always recruited
Scars internally deeply rooted
Your voice forever now eternally muted

An ancient soul that never quite fit the mold
No more your time to grow old
Absent the father never scold
You weren't told not to run so bold

By enforcement confronted
Now your future permanently stunted
The bait the angler always hunted
Pierce bullet torso's you grunted

Another light has gone out
In mind, you find no doubt
Rang the bell the Boy Scout
Idle bystanders shout

Concealing feelings guilt confronts
Stayed execution while the huntsman hunts
Glorified as innocence died
Once your mother's source of pride

Downgraded and underestimated
Deprived, vilified, and incarcerated
Hanging captive lifespan bent on suicide
That pep in your step you elegantly stride

Goodbye warrior King elsewhere you reside
By ancestors, you walk now side by side
All the fishes you've already fried
Solemn memories for you the angels cried

Topic(s) of this poem: sadness

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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