Dynamic Duo

July 6, 2009
By Shelby Oldham BRONZE, Burlington, North Carolina
Shelby Oldham BRONZE, Burlington, North Carolina
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The poised American Scholar
Gazes upon a book
Hair tucked behind the ear

Goes home to a tattered house
Heads for the street
With no fears

Well respected in both worlds
In between rebel and girl
Slang spoken in the street
After her eloquent speech

Student by day
Delinquent by night
Little Ms. Goody-Goody
Can’t stay out a fight

Ivy League bound
From the inner-city
Hard core, thick skin surrounds
An intellectual, so fragile and pretty

Loud and rambunctious
Voice grows sweet and fainter
Could Ms. USA
Be your American Gangster?

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