I recently watched a documentary focusing on the increase of crime associated with stabbings, primarily within our youths. It was horrific! I couldn’t sleep following it as my mind would not settle, the thought of my own children being caught up in such a world played over and over in my head.
So I wrote this poem…
Slash, cut, jab, stab
Inflicting a pain so severe,
No remorse shown in your eyes
An act of hate demanding fear.
Gash, pierce, puncture, thrust
Repeatedly without a thought,
Oblivious to others around
Not worrying about being caught.
Stick, injure, slice, plunge
A misguided display of being strong,
Not considering the aftermath
Not caring about doing wrong.
Sink, ram, wound, slit
Entering a place of no return,
Taking a life with no regrets
… What will it take for our youth to learn?
©2019 Poem by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)
I don’t know what it will take, I can’t answer my own question. But I know something has to change. It shouldn’t be so easy to take a life. Kids shouldn’t be carrying around weapons, be it for protection or infliction.
Bring back the innocence of our children, bring back their morals, teach them that life – Every Life – is important.