|hello, i liked how your poem rhymes. and how the system has failed because of how some Law Enforcement just get slapped in the wrist, w/o real justice. However, I did have to read this several times to understand where the silence is placed. Because this speaks of those that stand up and protest. That is not silence to me. Unless you speak of the those that don't do anythikng about this situation. IF that is the case, then I would recommd for you to try to apply it somehow in this poem. great start, though. keep on swimming.