Stories

May 11, 2009
By Calvin Larson BRONZE, Edina, Minnesota
Calvin Larson BRONZE, Edina, Minnesota
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The shark attacks,
The man’s shrill shriek slices through the evening air,
The waves swallow up his body,
And then, silence.

The man’s shrill shriek slices through the evening air,
Mugged in an alley,
And then, silence,
The cruelty of these men has lead to the injury of another.

Mugged in an alley,
Wishing he had taken the long way home,
The cruelty of these men has lead to the injury of another,
Such a tragedy.

Wishing he had taken the long way home,
The boy must confront the bully,
Such a tragedy,
He will remember this confrontation for the rest of his life.

The boy must confront the bully,
He refuses to give him what he wants,
He will remember this confrontation for the rest of his life,
The good side always wins.

He refuses to give him what he wants,
The man becomes angered,
The good side always wins,
And it happens again.

The man becomes angered,
He is an angry snake waiting to strike,
And it happens again,
He attacks with such brutal force.

He is an angry snake waiting to strike,
The assassin waits,
He attacks with such brutal force,
He is unstoppable.

The assassin waits,
He is patient,
He is unstoppable,
The time has come and he makes his move.

He is patient,
And then silence,
The time has come and he makes his move,
The shark attacks.

The author's comments:
This is a pantoum poem written for LA class.

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