KNIFE CRIME: My Final Piece


People are dying, gangs are recruiting.

But who’s to blame for the tragedies occuring?

Youths are getting framed, taking all the blame,

It’s our fault that the world doesn’t notice all the shame.

Born into poverty, born into nothingness.

And it’s even worse that the media aren’t telling us.

Shools, poverty, I can make a list of reasons.

But as we sit here watching, people are turning into demons.

Don’t be mean, don’t be cruel.

Don‘t turn your life into being a fool.

We need to stop this now, before our time is up.

If we don’t stop this quickly, Britain will turn corrupt.

We can stop them, help them not feel unsure.

Then they won’t change their life and not take the detour.

With the right guidance, they will not be silenced.

Finally giving them a voice in the world,

will help us gain the peace that we deserve.

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  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk 12 Feb 2019

    What a fantastic poem!

    We loved your use of rhyming couplets the really bring out the imagery in the reader's mind.

    Can you add a final rhyming couplet that expresses what you think the solution is?

  • I really loved your poem. It covered everything I though was especially important.
    I thought the line, "finally giving them a voice in the world " particularly interesting. Something I felt during BNC live, was that we had the chance to make a decision, that would change... SOMETHING!! I was a bit disappointed it was fictional, but it felt nice to make an "important" decision.
    I think that may have been one of the most important lines in your poem, for sometimes I think responsibility IS good!! I think that young people would feel like they were involved BECAUSE of their opportunity to let them speak!!! Well done, steadfast_moon!!!