Opening my eyes up every day once again
another one of my loved ones getting killed. 
Listening to the news, seeing these video clips of  
violence being a “cool image”
We shoot, and We kill
Wanting a name the name at the top of the hill  
Not only is it our own society, but those who are 
supposed to keep us safe.
There’s plenty of proof in archives 
Now it’s in my back don’t run  
When I shoot my gun
Don’t run 
What are you doing when the gun aims 
Just to be playing games 
All these dissidents 
Causing these deaths in an instant from a distant 
Innocent peopling living in hell  
Just to end up in a cell
Blaming it on a race  
Every day another race pleading  to another case 
What is the problem? What is the solution? 
What is the glorification?
Society is so dubiety 
Life taken away from society by authorities
What is this glory?
We’re living in the days where wrong is right 
We live in a society were white is bright 
So we can have a gunfight  
So don’t get hit with every bit 
But knowing is knowledge and knowledge is power, so get with it. 
Let’s resume 
These are not costumes 
They know how to shoot guns, rap, and using their words 
What is the glorification
“Black lives matter“
“But no one is impressed “
Let’s lay down in our sheets 
Failing each other on repeat
Desensitized people, glorification
This is not love, it’s evil 
I hope these visuals being used are not  
Let’s not let our lives loan into the gun, 
Not only for you but for everybody 
What is not in commonplace 
Coming together for the positives 
Let’s stop acting so transparent, and let’s see what the potential is 
Let’s not revoke 
But let’s provoke 
The type of influence is very commanding 
What’s being overlooked? what are we dominating?  
All the gruesome will now be in strife of cancelation. 
What is your role as a whole? 
We are in control of our goal  



  1. Levi 3 months ago

    Hey Cindy,
    I thought this poem was really good, it was a very good way to express your feelings about modern day news. Even though it was posted 11 months ago these choice of wording still aged well after George Floyd.
    I really liked the choice of words and the flow of them, to really get your point across.

  2. Yadira 8 months ago

    Dear Cindy:

    I am moved by your poem “Stop the Violence” because I can feel the emotion you are expressing. I can tell there are strong emotions behind every word you say. I agree with your statement, we should stop acting transparent.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “we live in a society where white is bright”, I think this is bold because your stating the truth that many people don’t want to accept, that as long as your white your promised a bright future.

    Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you know how to speak with passion and how to get you words across. Your confident in what you write and what you stand for. And I admire that about you.


  3. Kheriya 10 months ago

    Hi Cindy, I love this post. This post is filled with emotion and many different word choices. I look forward to seeing what you post next. Good poem keep writing!

  4. Michael 1 year ago

    Hi Cindy I thought everything was great and well said also it was a great post.I agree would everything that we should stop the violence occurring around the world.

  5. Jack 1 year ago

    Hi Cindy,
    I thought this was a great post. I loved the word choice. I also agree that we should stop the violence occurring around the world. Nice job

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