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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
:thumbsup:
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
ok
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ILoveEdwardRichtofen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that was wonderful :clap:
Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of writing in my group (:
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
no problem...glad you liked it :)
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ILoveEdwardRichtofen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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RaeRaeKiller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
was recomened for my group:) i accepted it for a favorite. its really good, you should submit more to my group. show those kids what writing is all about lol
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Lol...well I am glad you liked it. I think I only have 5 or 6 pieces up on DA...but I think I have a bout 60 total pieces or more...most of them are scattered about the net. I will just submit the ones I have on here for ya :)
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RaeRaeKiller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you^^ i don;t really know how much work i've done. theres a lot out there. i have been writing for a really long time, and my poems are so short i tend to write a lot
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
ah yes...short poems...I have not yet mastered the art of brevity. I think 20 lines is the shortest I have ever done. Where do you post all of your stuff?
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RaeRaeKiller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
on here. I'm published in a few books. jus poetry contest stuff.
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
oh ok cool
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freefromyounow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond amazing.
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thank you...glad you enjoyed it :)
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shootingdreamstar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
really great!
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
thank you...glad you liked it :)
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KasakuraxMaskai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
why thank you :)
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KasakuraxMaskai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome.
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AritaCe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like this man...
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thank you...I am glad you enjoyed it!
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you...I am glad you liked it.
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visualizemyname Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
"It's not all white"
"It's not all black"

The world is a mixture of many shades of grey. Sadly many people do not believe that.

I adore this, very much.
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MalikPeterson Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I think I thanked you already...but I will do it again lol
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