POEM: Time to stand against crime and violence

Time to stand!
Time to counteract  the crime and violence which seems to hold our country at ransom
Time to unite in numbers, time to replace the negativity with positivity
Time to join forces with visionaries like Nailah John and Shari Osborne,  Time to save our country
Time to stand together against crime and violence
Time to end the silence!

Another one gone this morning
A brother brutalized this evening
My sister has gone missing
Mother’s and father’s are stressing
Crime and violence continues to escalate
The image of a beautiful Dominica these perpetrators penetrate

Stop! Before you decide to stand or not walk in the shoes of those who suffer
How would you feel if you lost your daughter?
How would you feel if someone endangered the life of your sister?
How would you feel if someone brutalize your brother or father?
How would you feel if it all happened before your eyes?
I ask again how would you feel if it all happened before your eyes?

Dominicans let us stand united as one
With the theme “together as one we can”
Let us stand regardless of political affiliation
Let us stand as we exceed our very own limitations
Let us combat the negativity that flows like a river within our country
Let us replace the hate with love, let us rebuild our country

I Dillon Ollivierre is taking a stand
Extending my hand
Friends and family we must stand together as one
Supporters of my poetry, supporters of a better Dominica we must stand together as one
Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Opposition the time is now for a joint effort, please I beg you! Together as one we can!

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12 Comments

  1. lesego daisy mkhabela
    October 17, 2014

    WOW……#i salute

  2. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    :) :) :) :) :-P 8) :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

  3. Anonymous
    September 8, 2013

    :twisted: :oops: :?: :-x :-? :-P :-? 8) :cry: :lol: 8-O :( :wink: :-D :)

  4. BRAIN DAMAGE
    December 16, 2011

    Good poem. Send a copy for the Chief of Police.

    • Dillon Ollivierre
      December 16, 2011

      perhaps you can do that for me :)

    • Anonymous
      October 15, 2014

      so agree :lol:

  5. Jacky Chan
    December 15, 2011

    Great Poem. In solidarity allow me to post a my own little stanza.

    What is the cause of this confusion
    Attempted murder thru fire bombing
    And the police have a man’s confession
    Oh Manipulators of the justice system
    Dwelling onthe protection of a crooked PM
    Senior counsels disgraceful behavior
    blatant distraction of crime investigators
    Suspects and Alleged conspirators on the run
    Carrette and Tony says he shall return

    • maddie
      October 7, 2018

      this is an outstanding poem you’ve just written here i agree to it all each and every piece of it xx well done. :-D 8)

  6. MILLIONS OVERNIGHT
    December 15, 2011

    con dit peter tosh: “Everyone is crying out for peace, None are crying out for justice”

    One question. How can we expect peace, when there is no justice???? those who need justice should be thrown into the sea maybe???? then no one will hear them crying for justice. and everyone will have peace???? maybe???

  7. Belle beff
    December 15, 2011

    Nice poem; but standing up as one is the Problem,
    How do we stand up as one?

    • Dillon Ollivierre
      December 15, 2011

      Standing up as one is referring to a country or nation unite in numbers as ONE, with one cry, one motive, one agenda, instead of being here and there you unite as one

  8. Jacqueline
    December 15, 2011

    It could not have been stated better!

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