Third World MAG

May 11, 2009
By Zakaria El-tayash BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
Zakaria El-tayash BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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I'm from scorching days and fresh nights.
I'm from bare feet in the streets and heaps of fights.
I'm from no air conditioning and repeated days with no lights.
I'm from the third world.

I'm from a place that makes America look like paradise.
I'm from where teachers own sticks and dogs are not here to be nice.
I'm from hard work and no rights.
I'm from the third world.

Where I'm from it's not all bad.

I'm from soccer in the grubby streets and unity in the air.
No matter how hard it gets, there are still smiles everywhere.
I'm from home-cooked meals every day.
I'm from where everybody has a place
to stay.
I'm from the third world.

by Zakaria El-tayash, Columbia, MO


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Fayrouz SILVER said...
on Dec. 31 2009 at 7:44 pm
Fayrouz SILVER, Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

good descriptions of the third world, especially the lines about America being paradise. You get the feeling that although people in the third world don't have what we consider the basics, they have the basics of love and family the best :)

on Dec. 29 2009 at 10:14 pm
Shambler92 PLATINUM, Buenos Aires, Other
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Hey, i'm from the third world too.

on May. 21 2009 at 9:03 pm
Zakaria El-tayash BRONZE, Columbia, Missouri
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GREAT WORK DUDE, THIS IS THE BEST POEM SO FAR




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