Jasmine Gandy

Silenced, I Sit And Look Out!

I sit and look out to this beautiful country, known as America, only to be disappointed at the lack of respect that humans have for the human race.

I hear gunshots being fired off into frail bodies of innocent citizens begging to live another day, another hour, another second.

I see missing children being reported on television sets all over the country leaving families in confusion, devastation, and frustration.

I see families of victims protesting for the madness to end so that America’s people won’t be afraid to live their lives again.

I mark the degradation of the American moral code by showcasing the senseless crimes attempted to be covered up by pretty words and catchy headlines; I see it all.

I see the workings of manipulative, untrustworthy citizens.

I see the suspected murderers, rapists, and abusers.

I observe the hard work of medical professionals; the honorary paramedics, nurses, and surgeons trying to save the lives of those worthy of living.

I observe the ignorance of witnesses who know more then they’re telling and immaturely fear being labeled as a tattle-tale, snitch, or traitor.

All of these changes America has endured within the past thirty-something years aren’t necessarily the best changes but

Seeing, hearing, and observing I continue to remain silent.

Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Comments about Silenced, I Sit And Look Out! by Jasmine Gandy

  • Jasmine Gandy (11/16/2009 9:34:00 PM)

    I'm very observent! Lol....

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  • Ray Pullen (11/16/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    Are you in law enforcement, or just very observant?

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