Hi my name is Latrell and this is my poem. This poem is about how it connects to Romeo and Juliet throughout my life and how I feel and how other people feel around me in my community.

What is my faith?

Is it to take place in my mother or father place

Or maybe to follow in my brothers

Footsteps as a younger aset in the streets

Bullets whisper into my ears

Telling me to look for revenge

Look for the person who


My brother

Mother and father don’t know

What I’m planing but it gonna be



Mother and father

Was never around so I had it on my own

Like a dog looking for a bone

Two weeks later I had a gun a little heave

But not too shabby

I close my I eyes and pray

I hear my brother voice and it starts to fade
Away I cry and wish for the better

But that didn’t matter time was moving

And so was I

Ready to kill the ones

Responsible and why

Cause things aren’t the same

No more me and him

Was like something

You wouldn’t believe

But chief called and said love

Ant it

bullets got louder       

For my brothers death

When I found the ones that was responsible

I killed them it was easy

Soon enough me and

fell in love

But it was still

Tuff for me to move on

But me and revenge

Will forever be a bond

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December 7, 2018 5:46 pm

Dear Latrell,
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was “Bullets whisper into my ears” because this line was very poetic as well as meaningful.
A connection I made to your poem was The Hate You Give because Starr’s best friend is killed and she feels overwhelming sadness because of it.
Your poem also reminded me of how the families of Romeo and Juliet must have felt after they died, the overwhelming sadness and loss.
Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.

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