Cry for Help

Cry for Help

A Poem by AaronFreitas
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Here is something I wrote about 8 years ago... originally written to be a song back in the day but made a few adjustments to share.

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Nothing but my shadow staring back at me

I walk alone down these empty streets

A child nearby asks for change

To buy his fix, what a f*****g shame

 

Down the street… a w***e for sale

Searching for love, you couldn’t tell

Sex for crack is her way of life

Life’s clock is ticking waiting for her to die

 

And no one cares enough to try

To solve these problems which suffocate life

 

A thieving bum worn to his destined domicile

Begs for forgiveness, yet lives in denial

No room for him in our over populated jails

He’s left to slowly descend into hell

 

A mother walks this forlorn street

Disappointed and crumbled in defeat

And even though she tries to hide her pain

You hear her cries bleed out in vain

 

And no one cares enough to try

To solve these problems which suffocate life

 

Destructive behavior that will never be fixed

To these evil streets you are affixed

You take everything for granted like you do

What would you do if it happened to you?


© 2015 AaronFreitas



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It's a great write, about something we either change, or better get.used to it.
Since not everyone wants to do anything, other than point fingers, and wait for someone else to do something... I don't know what to do. let's not forget, that nothing, and no one forced these people to do what they do. (other than the prostitutes).
Whatever they go through, is just a simple consequence of their choices, and actions. Though i think we would need to help them. But then again, you, or i cannot do much on our own.

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AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

You make a good point... in all honesty without a boatload of money the only things we really can do.. read more
Dani The Unreviewed

1 Year Ago

you're welcome. :)
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wow... speechless. awesome piece... I totally agree with you in this matter.... it is a harsh reality we have to live with.... Wonderful poem sir

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AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much Daisy :) Most the time we get by not having to witness it but it's there. Hope.. read more
a touching write my friend,and we could solve all these problems,if we could stop pissing away money
we could solve all these problems..just need the right people to care.

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AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

You have a point my friend. It seems like the people that have the power to make a stance and push f.. read more
The pain and despair in your words come through and express a sad and painful view of a place in life. Well done and one of the best I have read from you.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thank you Willard :) This piece I am guessing around 8 years ago. It's nice to read something and .. read more
Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

Hell I wonder where my mind is at kind of like 24/7. Keep the faith and stay focused.
A lovely write Aaron but scary. all it takes is an addiction, a loss of a job, mental illness, a family breakdown and you can cross that line so easily only to find you need help to get out!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

One bad break and we can be right there. It is scary to think of being stuck in a life like that. .. read more
Strong imagery here Aaron - a montage of the side of Life that often is nothing more than a nuisance to many - who wish it would just disappear (whether solved for the benefit of those affected or not). The refrain is a good hook and I could see Tupac mouthing these words.

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AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your awesome review ANTO :) I honestly don't remember where my mindset was when I wrote .. read more
This poem gives me the feeling I have each time I listened to "CHILDREN IN THE STREET" by Lucky Dube. It touches to know that some people are some situations that they deserved to be cared for, but how the passerby always react to it is provoking that one is to ask, "what will you do if it happened to you?" Awesome write sir.

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2 of 3 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thank you Bonaventure :) I'm sure a majority of the people that end up in these situations never sa.. read more
It's a great write, about something we either change, or better get.used to it.
Since not everyone wants to do anything, other than point fingers, and wait for someone else to do something... I don't know what to do. let's not forget, that nothing, and no one forced these people to do what they do. (other than the prostitutes).
Whatever they go through, is just a simple consequence of their choices, and actions. Though i think we would need to help them. But then again, you, or i cannot do much on our own.

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

You make a good point... in all honesty without a boatload of money the only things we really can do.. read more
Dani The Unreviewed

1 Year Ago

you're welcome. :)
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Awesome Frrrreitas! Was a lil bummed till the last line.. Not in the quality, was good! You know, but yes, what if? And I'd like to think there was hope. In fact, I know there is. I'm in N A, a zanex head, and alcoholic, sober now thank god. But I have seen these people you describe get clean and happy and be better citizens.

A great piece Darlin that speaks for some we don't allow a voice
Much love
Jennifer

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

I am glad you liked Jennifer :) A lot of times these are good people that have lost a good path or .. read more
Amazing! You have painted an accurate picture

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much ExquisiteEyes :) Glad you enjoyed it.
Good descriptive write Aaron. This piece can describe almost every section of each city throughout the country sand probably beyond. Well done.

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AaronFreitas

1 Year Ago

Thank you Robert. Yeah these are things that aren't always seen or more so the average person stays.. read more

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