McKinney Drive

McKinney Drive

A Poem by nevermindfan1991

Events that shook a neighborhood


For two weeks, the streets of

McKinney Drive were quiet.

Mercy, a self-proclaimed

Ghanaian princess, died from

An oversized heart.


The smile, which scared boys

And formed bonds, was gone

Forever. However, it left an

Indelible make, for it was


There for cancer, funerals, weddings

Controversies, arguments, and apologies.

The smile was now met with frowns

That failed to stay frowns.


For another two weeks,

The streets of McKinney Drive

Were quiet.  David, a fragile boy,

Killed by his own hands.


His smile, which scared boys

And broke bonds, was gone

Forever.  However, it left an

Indelible mark, for it was


There for diatribes, arguments,

Insults, disownments, and hatred.

The smile was now met frowns

That filed to stay frowns.


He was sad because people would forsake his name

For abomination, unnatural, freak, and travesty.

Now, no one calls him anything.


The silence reverberates through McKinney Drive

As the flummoxed stare into the dark sky, wondering

About their own fugacious lives. 

© 2013 nevermindfan1991

Author's Note

I would appreciate brutal honesty concerning grammar, word choice, structure, etc.

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Added on July 27, 2013
Last Updated on July 27, 2013