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The world's troubles you have yet to know.
And yet to learn 'til you go.
Sheltered you've lived all your life.
No needed struggle, pain or strife.
Understand my deepest fears.
My thoughts of seeing you in tears.
For you know not of thirst or hunger.
Awake you are, but still in slumber.
Evil deeds you'll see them clear.
The wrongs of man are surely here.
As you get to know the world,
The suffering of many will be unfurled.
Soon you'll know of death's deep abyss.
And you'll agree ignorance is bliss.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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madde1o2o3o said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm
wow... that was really good!
Quinney said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:19 am
powerful...I really like how you point out the truth in a clear way.
xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm
I love this poem! And its so true. The world is cruel. Its nice that you care enough to warn the naive.
Brdkne replied...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Well, the idea for the poem came to me after watching a video about the german death camps durring world war two. Then a few of my class mates started talking about how that kind of stuff dosnt happen anymore and I had to tell them straight that there is still even more evil in the world than people realize and that we are sheltered in this country from the horrible things that go on in Africa and the Middle East. So yeah i just felt compelled to right about my fealings.
Kristen L. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm
...beautiful, I love how you don't sugar coat the truth, also how (unlike a lot of people on this website) you speak of the deepest truth without natural human basis
xXFadedFlowerXx said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm
So true, I completely agree with this poem.
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