Anthem

February 13, 2011
By Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Let's go."
"We can't."
"Why not?"
"We're waiting for Godot."
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"Get thee to a nunnery!"


We live in a world
Warped by time
Where everything unique
Is viewed as a crime


From birth we are cursed
We stand out from the rest
We think and we wonder
But they told us ‘twas not best.


We sing to the Anthem
It is a simple tune
But it’s all we live by
Daybreak, nightfall, dawn and noon
We live for each other
For we are nothing alone
Disunity is sinful
A destructive cyclone


We showed them they were wrong
We built a machine
We loved but one woman
And we dared to dream


And instead of that world
So warped by time
I chose a different path
One that was all mine


I sing to an Anthem
It is a simple tune
But it’s all I live by
Daybreak, nightfall, dawn and noon
I live for myself
In the company of true friends
I live for me
For ego, the world never ends.


The author's comments:
I wrote this for my English class. We were supposed to read Anthem, by Ayn Rand, until my teacher realized she had picked the book off the wrong shelf and we weren't actually allowed to read it until next year. So she said if we read it anyway and did an assignment, we could get extra credit. Thus, my poem was born. Enjoy.

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on Jun. 18 2011 at 9:15 pm
Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's go."
"We can't."
"Why not?"
"We're waiting for Godot."
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"Get thee to a nunnery!"

Thank you! All I really did was summarize the book, but I appreciate your flattery, hahaha~! :D

on Jun. 18 2011 at 4:01 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

This is absolutely amazing!  The rhythm was completely flawless and I love the message in this poem.  Wow!




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