Love is what brought everyone together
Love is what can make you so happy
Honesty is what keeps a person close
Trust is something that you can’t break
Loyalty can be hard to find…
Love can make all your problems fade away
It is supposed to bring everything together
But have you ever thought about the danger that love can put you in?
It endangers you
Makes you make bad decisions
Love can cause the pain in your heart
Pain to lose someone or something
Have you ever experience death?
Take one last breath and fades away
Your eyes closing
The way your life flashes in your eyes
Worry that one day you might never wake up
Or one day a bullet might take your life
The war that can bring families closer
Yet fall apart
One person can die due to a bullet
One person can lose a loved one
One person can become someone they are not
We lose the love in your hearts
We cry and feel broken when we think about a person we lost to that gun
Have you ever been so hurt?
That you take the killing in to your own hands
You lost everything and everyone that you ever loved.
The only family you have is your gang
Loyalty is what goes there
You don’t break the trust from them they won’t break theirs
Many people think that love is the best thing, and many people want to be loved by others. But sometimes love can cause great pain. For my interpretation on Romeo and Juliet I decided to write a poem called “The Pain It Takes To Love” and did a book cover called “The Pain of a Gun”. The poem is about the way love can put you in danger and can cause pain. In West side story, Tony’s love for Maria put him in so much danger, Tony got shot because he was looking for Maria. The love they had for eachother broke down and Maria was heart broken. I decided to draw a gun on my book cover because that shows how in Oakland in 2017 there are people getting killed by a gun. The heart represents the heart of the person that they loved that got shot. This mean that when you lose someone that got shot and you really loved that person your heart might get broken. The roses on the gun shows how you put flower/ roses on someone who died. This connects to the real world because in gangs many people love and trust the people that are in their gangs. The people can’t get the love from their real family sometimes so that causes them to join a gang. But sometimes the people that they love in the gang gets killed by a bullet then they start to shoot other people. The way that love can be so beautiful to experience can cause something so horrible to happen. Many people say that love can bring everyone together and they can all be happy. But sometimes love can cause so much pain to your heart.