Juanito

by Fredy   Aug 12, 2017


Juanito died last night.
Shot dead out of spite...
On his way home but instead...
They shut off his light....
Juanito died last night

He was 26 years old...
Felt much older truth be told
His attitude as evident as his brown skin...
The streets were his element and his sin...
Drugs were a mean to an end...
With Money in his pockets no lack of friends..
Always ready with his ole 22
To shoot anyone with wrong colors that might come through

On a cold night in May,
After a dropoff that wasn't far away...
He hopped in his red MAZDA and dashed...
Carefree On his way to the money stash...
The hood on his back and his conscience gone...
Among the loud music he heard his phone...
He picked it up....
-"Juanito! Don't go there, stop"
But it was Too late...
Maybe it was fate...
He parked and stepped out of the car...
So dark was the spot he could see the stars...
He didn't notice the black Beemer...
Nor did he feel his light growing dimmer...
As three shots hit him dead on his chest....
Some money in the streets, they took the rest...
And let Juanito bleed out with some words of jest....

Juanito died last night ...
Shot dead for money and spite....
A future thats no longer there..
How, how is this fair....
Juanito died last night....

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  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Fredy, it's always a delight to read your love poems, but this one' about society and wow, it is really a truthful piece of writing with an important message. This scenario is very rampant here in the Philippines. If you have heard of our president's intense operation against drugs and crime. Dead people are found in the streets everyday! Great piece!

  • 2 months ago

    by Milo

    I don't even wanna go there... sad but very powerful poem.

    Thank you.