For this project I chose to write a poem. The poem talks about all the violence that happens in Oakland from years ago and now. Still violence has not changed instead the rate has increased a lot. In the book Romeo and Juliet there are two families who are the Montagues and the Capulets who are against each other and would fight. 2017 still connects to the book Rome and Juliet so I thought that making a poem would help compare how both of them are similar to each other. In the book it shows how Montague and Capulet were against each other this relates to 2017 in Oakland because there are two gang members that are against each other. In my poem I wrote,
“The two households are FIGHTING
I ignore them
All of a sudden I hear two gun shoots
BANG, BANG’” .
This connects back to 2017 because everyday at least someone is dying. Every night I hear gunshots and the sirens of the police. Sometimes I feel scared going outside because it is not a safe place because of all the violence that happens.