louis rams

Gold Star - 7,521 Points (09/13/1943 / new york city)

Street Gangs Of Today - Poem by louis rams

Street gangs are growing like ears of corn
Money, greed, and hatred are now being born.
They find it so much easier to be bad than to be good
Values are no longer held as they should.

Many blame it on the society that is around
When it is them that tore it to the ground.
They prefer to roam the streets and not have to work
And to extort money from the illegal that are here
Because of deportation that they fear.

Brandishing tattoos to show that they belong
And if you’re not in their click
Then you are scorned.
Society will say that as parents we are wrong
That we are too weak, when we should be strong.

Most times it is the environment in which we live
That to survive, in turn we must give.
Even the good at times can be swayed
If they don’t want to go to an early grave.

There are gangs in every state in this nation
And for them it is their salvation
Until the time that they can walk away
Raise a family, and with their children play.
And tell their children what they went through
And let them know “ I don’t want this to happen to you”.

We must deal with choices every day
Whether we choose the right one.
Who is to say.
So to GOD we must pray
And follow his words, day by day.

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  • (5/7/2011 8:34:00 PM)

    Louis, I always enjoy your poetry. Timely on this one David Wilkerson who wrote the Cross and Switchblade passed last week in a trucking accident. Your poem is like a remembrance of him, he was the one who started teen challenge and led me to Christ, thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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