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360° Blind Eyes

Those street corner pharmacies don't bother me...

cooking up that crack...
serving that black...
death...
caramelizing those apples...
crystallizing that meth...

but at least it's not my kitchen...

He's Robin Hood...
on the level that Hollywood...
would be in contention...
terrorizing the scene...
mad scientist splicing the genes...
with killing machines...

but at least it's not my dimension...

They combine these positions...
with Columbine vision...
plus out-of-mind conditions...
lead to out-of-body renditions...
a suicidal homicide mission...

but at least it's not my decision...

and it's not my problem...
not my solution...
not my blood...
so it's not my ablution...
not my business...
not my institution...
it's not my crime...
so it's not my execution...

You know it's not my world...
these are not my people...
they are not my equals...
this is not my power...
this is not my evil...
this is not my chase...
they are not my steeples...
this is not my realm...
so it's not my upheaval...

No matter the hood you reside in...
or wood you confide in...
when the evils oblige men...
on what will you rely then...?

what will you give back...
to combat...
the chaos...
will you find solace...
in hoping they stay lost...?

Or will you turn to your left...
and tell them them "That's not right"...
tell them "Put down that knife"...
tell them "Stop that fight"...
tell them "It's not all white"...
tell them "It's not all black"...
tell them "What's right is right"...

and on the back of that...
tell them "It's not a matter of choice...
but a matter of fact".

These are the breeding grounds...

of carnage-eating...
mentally-shackled rats...
that hope to garner Eden...
by harming legions...
of other carnage-eating...
mentally-shackled rats...

now they simply practice and act.

So will we call upon ourselves...
to bring the world ease...

or keep turning blind eyes...
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at 360 degrees...?



© 2011 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved


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Butter-Lie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Writer
BRILLIANT!!!
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mihokyo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
A straightfoward message to everyone. I Like It!
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
thank you...glad you enjoyed!
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Social-Insomnia Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
amazing poem...very truthful too
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
thank you...glad you enjoyed it :)
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theLUsir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Poem. Though, our Featured folder is only for contest winners. :/
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
oh ok...thanks for the love though!
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theLUsir Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
ok
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