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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Olivia McCammon

To a helpless criminal


Blood and poverty drowns us,

yet in the blanket of darkness

stars of hope still shine on me.


Death is the water that turns

a magnificent fire of life

into black ash.

My family lost their flame,

the day they turned away from the stars.


My silver lights may still be shining

but they will darken without you,

this is a message to a lazy criminal

that has a heart of stone,

this is a message to you.



© Olivia McCammon  (12)

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