News Broadcasts

by A Poets Handwriting aka ALISHA   Aug 11, 2012

His mummy doesn't care.
Her daddy isn't there.
Police are on his trail.
She's deemed to fail.

She doesn't go home.
He takes the unknown.
Sells her body for more.
He's left to settle the score.

He's got a gun in his hand.
She's got nothing planned.
He's destroyed his life.
She's destroyed her life.

Her future was promising.
He sits there reminiscing.
Both had something to give.
What is this life they live?

Both had a chance to shine.
Their lives could've been fine.
But they took the easy way.
Now look where they are today.

A prison sentence of life,
He's got himself in strife.
He's got enemies inside...
News broadcasts: "he's died."

She gets used and abused,
Left bloody and confused.
She gets in over her head.
News broadcasts: "she's dead."

By A.Sherden


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  • 5 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    This really tells the tale about the ones with no hope and nothing to strive for, Alisha. Sad to say these youths are everywhere, also in Holland.

    When you are lucky, you have parents that discipline you, that can be done,even when you have no money. My son has a friend that is poor, truly poor, but his dad made him learn the Qoran by heart, 7 pages each night throughout his childhood. This kept him off the streets and out of reach of the bad guys;)

    Well done, sweet girl, it was a pleasure to read your work:)


    5/5 Ingrid

  • 5 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Another one of your awesome writes
    and so well penned

  • Thank you for your comments. (:

    'he sat' - it's possible that that's what it's meant to be - I will have to go re-read now.

    ^^ Gosh, I don't even know! haha. I keep jumping from present to past tense throughout the entire piece that I have confused myself considerably.

    'he's dead' - yes this does sound better, but not only was I continuing with the rhyme but implying a cover-up of sorts by the prison personnel stating he died rather than was murdered, therefore protecting themselves from questions of failing to do there job properly etc..

    Thanks again for your comments and taking the time to read it.

  • 5 years ago

    by Khalid

    Stellar! Stunning! I liked your way of penning as 'action' and 'reaction'
    She doesn't go home.
    He takes the unknown
    These two lines have to be rhymed
    He sits there reminiscing.
    if I'm not wrong 'He sat'
    'He's died' sound better if changed to 'He's dead'
    I loved your piece