Something Better

May 10, 2009
By AJ Orth BRONZE, Prairie Village Kansas, Kansas
AJ Orth BRONZE, Prairie Village Kansas, Kansas
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The road curved as the car rumbled down the dirt path headed towards something better.
Melancholy Children in the car, look back at a house full of memories for the last time.
The man, his knuckles clenched to the wheel, never looks back
There must be something better.

Mother, tired with dirt in her lungs, wishes something better had happened.
The baby heavy in her arms begins to wail, she wishes she could too.
If only that had not happened

Miles and miles trudge by covered with a foot of dirt
They reach the crossroads.
Where to go?
Which way leads to something better?

The author's comments:
This poetry was inspired by the events dust bowl, and follows a family, who has to leave their farm, because the land is no longer able to be farmed.

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This article has 2 comments.

on May. 22 2009 at 9:41 pm
This is an amazing piece. I love the soul that you put into your writing. keep it coming!

cupcake girl said...
on May. 20 2009 at 9:44 pm
Wow, that was so descriptive. You are an amazingly talented writer AJ.


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