Better Off How I Am

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

taken from my book, "Pray For Solution"

Better Of How I Am


There is no new way for me to live

I cannot take it

Whatever happened to justice?

Is this not America?

I can't have justice without murder

It just doesn't work that way

Whatever happened to

__having a right to kill people

____who hate you?


Maybe that was never a "right"

But it shoulda' been!

Now I have to find a new way to live?

Why doesn't somebody just change the law

To work according to people

__who are foreign to "change"?

I love myself

Just the way I am

But y'all would rather hate on me

Than to give me a chance

Fuck y'all

I think I'm better off this way

I think putting a bullet in my brain

Would suit me just fine

If the government gets rid of

__subsidized housing

But you stupid people

__won't give me a gun

But I'll find a way to die

And that will be

__the last thing I do


11-21-'14 #2

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: November 23, 2014

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