The Real World

August 5, 2008
By Hanedie Eliacin Mars, Orlando, FL

I walk outside

silently through

the vacancy.




Glancing left

to right,




mourning at
what I see
a world with
no hint of glee.

Fake if you will,
technology is
advancing quickly
but not quickly
enough.

Pressing to be
older because
you want to
experience.

Flaming at
your parents
because they
wont let you
assert your
independence.

Hurricanes,tornadoes
volcanic eruptions,
we've been there.
There's always
something threatening
on the way.

Destroying more
land to make room
for agriculture.

Gas prices raising
while stock market
plunging.

We come out as
strong, but still
very weak and
vulnerable.

In the end,it
doesn't matter
how strong you
are.

What really
matters is how
smart.


The author's comments:
well this piece i really just thought randomly because i watch Mega Disasters on the history channel and it hit me to see how many things are threatening and then i thought Why do we live in a world that's falling apart. my original plan was to base a poem on that idea. i put a little bit of everything that's problomatic to me.

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