Why weren't they saved?

Why weren't they saved?

A Poem by Kitt

Why weren't they saved?

 

Hello

Good morning

I said “Good morning”

You said nothing

Nothing at all?

Nothing

Nothing

None

Zero

Zilch

Nothing

A state of non-being

A state of non-existence

A state of lost

Lost

Lost in my mind

Lost in time

Lost of a life

A life held down by prejudice

People are the cause of the words

Words that cut too deep

Making other lose-

Minds make thought

Make actions

Make living a hell

Chained down by ignorance

There’s only one escape

There’s only one shot

That escapes the gun

Entering the child’s brain

Ending of another life

A life that could’ve been saved

Why wasn’t it saved?

Everyone’s pointing blame

Blame it on the parent who were too hard on him

Blame on the store who sold him the weapon

Blame it on the child for not taking life

Seriously can’t you understand?

The hurt he was in

The pain that drove him to the edge

Edge of a bridge

A young girl stands

Looking down

Looked down on for holding another girl’s

Heart, two hearts be fast

As the two girls take hands

And release the railing

Ending of another two lives

Two lives that could’ve been saved

Why weren’t they saved?

Of the ignorance and the bullying

The sneers and the words

Words smash hurter than stick and stones

Are you getting the picture?

A picture is held in trembling hands

Then casted to the grave

Of a 17 year of boy

Who’s gone before his time

Because of the violence

Violence inflicted by the riot

Riot of people who couldn’t remain quiet

As the two boys held hands

As the two boys kissed

Kissed one last time

As the crowd did more than shout

They ended the 17 year old’s life

A life that could’ve been saved

Why wasn’t it saved?

Who would’ve put the crowd to

Silence is the only thing heard

In the woods at noon

As the girl scribbles in her spiral notebook

Her last good byes

Tears fall from her eyes

Rolling down her face

Splashing to the page

That says “I’m sorry” a million times

But the words had been too much

The teases and the jeers

A girl can only take so much

So she takes the knife

That she’s already done so much damage to her arms

With a shaky hand

It’s brought forward

Drops of red littering the page now

Ending of another life

A life that could’ve been saved

Why wasn’t it saved?

Because of the words

Because of the stupidity of people

Who can’t seem to grasp

Words hurt

Words are powerful

Powerful enough to drive

Drive off a cliff

Another life taken

Taken to the hospital

A girl screams and then flat lines

Too many pills

Are taken by the parents to cope

Alcohol becomes frequent

As does the bruises of the second child

Standing too close

Close to the edge

Of a building window

Staring at the cops below

“Don’t jump”

But it’s too late

Ending of another life

A life that could’ve been saved

Had the words been in place

Had a hand been offered

Offered to the girl crying in the stalls

How many lives must we torment

Before we realize the words

Speak louder than actions for some

Some looking down from Heaven now

A friend kneels at a grave

Hello

Good morning

Hello?

The friend cries setting down the rose

I said good morning

“You said nothing”

Nothing at all?

“Nothing

I wish you would’ve told me

I wish I could’ve saved you

Why weren’t you saved?”

© 2013 Kitt


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Wow. I'm speechless. That was a-m-a-z-i-n-g Amazing!!! I can't think of words to describe this... so powerful, so sad, and yet so true...

Posted 6 Years Ago


This poem's so powerful, and sad, and upsetting and heart breaking
by the end I had tears in my eyes....It makes one feel ashamed and useless and helpless....even though we know that words are powerful enough to motivate someone but we forget that they are also powerful enough to destroy someone....we should try to understand that and those people who have become the victims of this not so uncommon weapon...kudos to you for writing this piece :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thank so much. I'm really glad you enjoed this.
this is amazing! the fact that it is all true makes it even more powerful. VERY VERY well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.
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Em
This poem is so great, so powerful.
I really enjoyed how it was written.
Goodwork.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glas you enjoyed it.
Em

6 Years Ago

welcome!
an incredibly powerful poem makes you wonder about how the world works and i can't help but wonder if there is anyone i know in a situation like this that i could save with a couple of words but my ignorance will cost them there lives

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked it.
I enjoyed reading this, and the message it gave.

Thanks for requesting this to me. : )

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you liked it.
Powerful story line, it carries an air of truth, sentiment and heartbreak embraced in a play of words that move with a sense of grace. Nice job here.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much. Is there anything you felt I need to change?
This is my favorite of your poems. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Kitt

6 Years Ago

Thanks, your story was just amazing! Really! Yo0u keep writing.

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