This poem is about my passing uncle that I lost from gun violence. It was a very sad moment for me and my family. Till this day I cry for him it just hearts but no matter what I gotta keep my head up. So I hope you enjoy this poem and enjoy it. 🙂



It was a sunny day

He stopped at a Stop Sign

Just a normal day

He was

Approached near his car

By two men

They had power over him


He had nothing

He wasn’t rich

But he had money

They needed easy money

In exchange they got death

The impact was big for my family

Seeing him in coma was watching

The clock go slowly , slowly, slowly   

It felt like mountains falling on me

It felt like I couldn’t  breathe when

The clock stopped for him

A beautiful angel was gone

He had his wings to fly high

A young angel was gone over

Gun violence

We need those Guns down

We have to many deaths over Guns

We need love instead of death

Our community needs to get

Along with each other

Because this death

That was by one loved one

Was a big lost for me and my family

So let’s drop these guns

And be in peace with each other



CC BY-SA 4.0 HURT by Jocelyn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

  1. Keirstyn 3 weeks ago

    Dear Jocelyn,
    Let me first start by saying thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. You are so brave to share this grief and I am sure you have helped others by doing so. It is okay to mourn the loss of others; using a creative outlet is a great way to not only express creativity but help form closure. Never stop writing honest poems such as this!


  2. Julian 6 months ago

    Dear Jocelyn,

    Thank you so much for sharing your poem, “HURT” on Youth Voices. The meaning behind the poem is super strong, and you did an excellent job with your writing. Your poem reminds me of the book/movie, “The Hate U Give” because the character Khalil gets killed even though he was completely innocent, just like your uncle. Thank you so much for publishing your work, and I look forward to reading your next piece.

    • Julian

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