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Do as you speak

We dream picket fences
but instead we make picket signs
fights and protest break out
now they checking your vital sings
graph lines go straight,
now your mother is crying
people with heart speak for what they know
but do you think it's worth dying?
Or are you just a follower?
I feel that speaking the truth but not doing it is un-tolerable
tell your partner to do as he speak...



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M_IML This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 3:06 am
sorry, *rushed
 
BraxtonLangstonChapman replied...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Honestly I wrote this a while back, and my mood and takes on life change. I under stand I have growning to do and "do as he speak" as in tell your friend to do as he speaks. which spins off the title 
 
M_IML This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 3:00 am
Loved it. The poem is pretty unique, which is probably the most important thing; I can see you have room to get better though (as do we all). The last few lines seemed a little rush and ("I feel that...do as he speak"). What did you mean by do as he speak?
 
Alicia Hairston :))) said...
Feb. 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm
Ohhhh my lord!!!!!! Braxton, you can write!! :) im gonna put 5 stars on all of your work! gooooood job :)))
 
SatsukaMoonWolf said...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 11:36 am
good, im inspired!
 
Christian G. said...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm
i like it ^-^ very good
 
BraxtonLangstonChapman replied...
Feb. 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Thank you very much
 
otherpoet said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
This is a very thoughtful poem. You have a very defined voice, which is a good thing for a writer!
 
BraxtonLangstonChapman replied...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Thank you Ha, first comment.
 
junglefevermadison said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 11:49 am
this is amazing ! love your work .
 
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