JAMYLA BOLDEN (In Memory of) – A Poem (So The World Might Know Your Story)

JAMYLA BOLDEN (In Memory of) – A Poem

So The World Might Know Your Story

I’m a 9 year old young lady                                                                                     Sitting on my bed                                                                                           Should be scared of monsters                                                                              But instead I’m scared of death

Every car that drives by                                                                                    could be the one                                                                                                That shoots the shot heard round the world                                                             Into my room

They told me not to worry                                                                                  That will never happen here                                                                                    But each night I hear                                                                                           the Crack of Guns and                                                                                         screech of tires                                                                                                       I know death is drawing near.

Shouldn’t I be living                                                                                             my childhood in Peace                                                                                         Not thinking that the colors I wear                                                                     Could cause my life to cease.

I don’t want to fear this fear                                                                                      I don’t want to cry these tears                                                                                 I don’t want my worth to be measured                                                                   In pride, power, or selfishness                                                                               I want it’s worth to be shown in years.

But tonight that will be stolen from me.                                                                   A thief I don’t know will steal what he doesn’t own. 

My life. 

I will be adding currency                                                                                     into my life savings account.                                                                             When a car will drive by                                                                                   taking everything out that I had saved.

One will stand in a crowd of thousands                                                               remembering me by name.                                                                                   Days later hundreds will cry in my honor                                                                   But will my story help the world to change?

In memory of Jamyla Bolden.  From the stories told about you by those who knew you, you were going to be a world changer.  I wish I could have met you.


In Honor of Shawn Williams for taking a stand.

Stand Up

DISCLAIMER:   This is an attempt at telling the story of Jamyla Bolden, who was shot while doing homework in a drive-by shooting in Ferguson, MO on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015.  This is my outlet to try and process what has happened.

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