Stop The Violence

Edited, Recited, Typed & Written


Mr. Ryan Ngala

Ryan Ngala’s Poems™ | STN® Poetry™

Don’t snuff out my light,

Before it has a chance to shine bright.

Beat the Odds,

Not your child,

Girl or boy friend,

To be your own partner.

Violence Is,

Not an Option,

Non-Violence is just a lifestyle.

I want to hear laughter,

Not gunfire,

Put Play back in Playgrounds,

Cruel WORDS can hurt too as well.

Hit the Lottery,

Not a child,

Reach for a Peaceful Resolution,

Not a Weapon.

Let My Life Be Elevated,

Not Eradicated,

I want to THRIVE in my neighborhood,

Not just SURVIVE in my neighborhood.

Let my parents plan my life,

Not my funeral,

As a young adult,

Cry at my Graduation,

Cry at my Prom,

Cry at my Wedding,

Just don’t cry at my funeral.

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