Just Because

While walking through the park I see two little girls
Playing in the sand like it's the greatest of thrills
Then one of the girl's mother comes and drags her daughter away
I hear her scream and shout words, an understanding I lack
But through her hollers and screams I catch the words "she's black"
I look up to my own mother and ask her why it was
But she just shook her head and answered,
"Honey, Just Because"
After this event that made me sad with pity
My mother and I headed into the city
The rushing cars and the tall skyscrapers were great
But there was something there that made me feel quite faint
A sad little woman was sitting in the gutter
She was holding a mug and asking "Spare change for a soon to be mother?"
I stared and looked in horror as the people passing by
Rolled their eyes and said "Not I, not I, not I!"
I gazed up at my mother, in rage at their laughter
And asked her why it was
But she just shook her head and said,
"Honey, Just because"
That day I learned that the world is full of flaws
And if you ask why
They will say
"Just Because"





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Mikaela said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm
It is true.
 
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 6:35 am
This is great! I especially love the last four lines - so sad but so true.
 
hyperactivemayfly This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Nice. I hate people that do stuff like that. Your poems are all so deep!
 
kikid94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm
I really, really like this poem :)
Good job!
 
jeanwolf said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm
deep that is all i have to say.
 
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