Orchard Street


I live on a street, it’s called Orchard street

You walk around on eggshells because you don’t know what kind of trouble you’ll meet

Today could be a stabbing, tomorrow could be a shooting

For love and peace is all that I’m rooting

There’s many children that live on this street, for it’s full of families

Yet, it’s home to some of this town's finest fatalities

People crave for this street to get better

But it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, with the continuous blood splatter

There’s many different things that happen in a day

You never know, if the world is falling apart, or if everyones okay

There’s gun violence on the corner of orchard and jefferson

No one knows what’s truly going on, but there’s high tension

On the corner of orchard and baker there’s knife violence

I swear the crime on this street has continued rising

Is there even a street in this town safe anymore?

I’m honestly scared to walk out my front door

To sit in your yard is almost as tiring as a chore

Because you don’t know if someones going to walk up and put you on the floor

So you sit there, watching your back and sides

Going over the steps in case there’s a split second of a choice to decide

Where do I run? Are they after me? What did I even do?

This is the stress that orchard street puts people through

This street is a beautiful street when there’s no one around

Because it’s almost as if the world has crumbled straight to the ground

I live on a street, and it's called Orchard street

The street where you really never know what kind of trouble you’ll meet

Stephanie Davis

May 2021


  • Author: StephanieAnn (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 2nd, 2021 21:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is a real street that I do live on, this is the daily struggle us people go through. I wanted to write this to bring awareness that we need more love and peace in this world.
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  • Views: 22
  • User favorite of this poem: Joker Light.


  • Saxon Crow

    I couldn't begin to imagine what it must be like for you guys. So much for the right to bare arms!

    • Doggerel Dave

      Need to do more than roll your sleeves up....😊

      • StephanieAnn

        Exactly. I just mind my own business and hope I'm not the next victim.

      • 4 more comments

      • Goldfinch60

        It is so sad ion these times that violence on the streets is becoming so much more prolific, it is happening here in the UK as well. I do hope that some day love for all will come to our world.


        • StephanieAnn

          That's what I hope for also. Thank you for reading.

        • Joker Light

          Thanks for sharing...great wisdom.

        • Doggerel Dave

          That is one easy to read poem which flows nicely, Steph.
          Sounds like it should be in Baltimore. But it’s not; probably in Alabama as far as I can tell…. Anyway, thanks for the heads up – I won’t be coming your way in a hurry….
          Ah, look – sorry. Some situations are so awful that the only way to get round them is with some dark humour.
          But what is to be done? Hopes and prayers don’t seem to hack it, do they? Nor do movements (are there any?) to ban guns and give those violent characters the opportunity for an education and opportunities.
          Your only recourse is to put your work out there with some constructive suggestions as widely as possible, and…………………………Good luck!

          • StephanieAnn

            Thank you. I do my best to write about topics that no one wants to hear about because I think it's important to raise awareness of the bad and the good. Unfortunately, I live in new York where it seems to be getting worse with crimes instead of getting peace and opportunity. I love dark humor so don't ever feel bad about it with me. 🙂

          • orchidee

            I should move - but where to?!

            • StephanieAnn

              Exactly. New York is definitely not a good state anymore.

            • L. B. Mek

              what was their slogan
              when they Proudly marched
              showcasing their kneejerk reactionary: idiocy?
              oh yeah:
              'Defund the Police', I believe...!
              and like, mind-warped Seal's
              all those 'agreeable woketivist's'
              clapped and bowed..
              now what, huh
              now who?
              they gona dial-up
              or run, to....
              thanks for sharing, dear poet

              • StephanieAnn

                Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate all the comments and readings!

              • jarcher54

                Your poems are ABOUT things. I like that! You bring Orchard Street to life, so to speak. What irony, such a beautiful name for a flawed place. Take care and know you have friends!

                • StephanieAnn

                  Thank you so much. I'm really over joyed to see the liking of my writings! I'm glad people are reading what I write. It makes me feel good to know that I can touch the hearts of strangers and become a part of a community because of my way with words. Thank you forever.

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