July 13, 2009
By Kalin Kiesling BRONZE, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Kalin Kiesling BRONZE, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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People stare,
They sneer,

They don’t know what we’re worth,
What it is worth to us,
Until that very moment,
If it ever does come,
The one when eyes are opened,
The one when light rays move in,
Etching a picture on the inside

And still they don’t know,
They see that there is something missing,
They see that there is more than just this,
But they haven’t the slightest idea,
No notion, no conception,
About what could possibly be so special

They are all ignorant,
Unknowing ignorant humans
Conformed to the life of others,
Confused, Intolerant, Ignorant

Will they ever know?
If only, if only,
How much easier it could be,
How much more accepting it would be,
If only, if only

But they have what they need,
And they know as much as they want,
And they are all ignorant,
Everything they don’t know,
Simply does not exist to them,
It never has and never will

They can’t accept what they refuse to see,
But it is the here and now and never leaving,
Only growing,
And yet they cannot see it,
Do they not realize what they’re missing?
I should suppose they don’t,
They can’t realize what they don’t know and see

The sneers and whispers that escape their lips,
The stares that burn the skin,

The vice of mankind,

The author's comments:
This is a poem about how people can be so quick to judge others before they get to know them.

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This article has 3 comments.

Marsbar said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 3:06 am
EXCELLENT job! This poem should be published. What a talented young lady.

Libby S. said...
on Aug. 19 2009 at 4:11 pm
This is amazing Kalin!!!! You should be a writer someday!

rayray747 said...
on Aug. 14 2009 at 4:45 am
this poem is amazing...I wish i that talented =] (publish it)

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