Dexsta Ray

Gold Star - 13,535 Points (March 8,1994 -)

Somebody Didn'T Make It - Poem by Dexsta Ray

Somebody took a ride around the corner
Five minutes later...
Siren sounds and the coroner
Somebody didn't make home tonight
Somebody didn't pull through
Couldn't see the light...
Somebody got tired and said they'd end it today
Life was too hard for them
They couldn't sustain...
Somebody else is suffering from internal pains
Still wishing they would stop
But the struggle won't change
Somebody just got diagnosed with luekemia
They have to tell the family...
It won't make it easier
Somebody just heard about the news from over seas
A loved one just died in the line of duty
That hurts...
What's worse is they'd planned him a party
He was coming home soon
A considerate sorry was not enough
Somebody else's baby in a rush
First time...
One hit
Now addicted to the crushed up poison
Somebody had an earlier appointment
Left the office feeling bad
Heard the HIV was dormant but it's there...
Some people have no freedom to declare
Still locked in a cell for no reason
In a scare...
Ended up doing something unexpected as a child
He shouldn't have owned a gun
But he did and what's wild is
Never wanted trouble but was forced to be a part of it
Stayed to himself but he still was targeted
One day one came just for starting spit
Punched him in the jaw for what?
So he pulled and fired it
It's over...
Somebody didn't wake up this morning
Blessed to be alive
Thank God
Because it could've been me

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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