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What Do The Children Think? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


they see the same thing

every night on TV

people hurting people hurting people

was this really meant to be?

what are their values

what are their dreams

i say what are their thougthts

what do the children think

do we seem almighty

in this harsh new world war

carelessly killing brothers killing people

is this what life is for?

how do they see us

do they still care

i say what are their thoughts

what do the children think

oh what can we tell them

to justify our cruelty

do you think they believe us

sit back and wait and see

we tell them we love them

we say we know best -

stop lies and hatred

and let love do the rest

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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Darcey W. said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 2:09 am
I like the relationship. I swear if people keep doing this, it's just gonna doom society forever. It's like monkey see, monkey do.
chowder16 said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 1:06 am
I really enjoyed this I've often wondered what young children thought about everything that is going on and if anyone would see that everything they do is under a microscope for the kids to analyze.
Lore13 said...
Jan. 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm
This poem was amazing! Don't ever stop weeving the words into the right spot, and don't ever let anyone tell you no.
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