Reality Check

November 29, 2008
By Victoria Sisouphone, Ithaca, NY

What if I wanted to break away from society?
A culture
Where war replaces peace
Where money replaces love
Where emotions run dry
Where coping with it doesn't apply
Is this the kind of community we want to live in?
Would you stop me from leaving?-- Can you blame me for cheating?
My way out
Of life.
Out of School. Out of Love. Out of Pain.
Out of this
Repulsive palce
I live in
Where being a terrorist is as easy as
Having brown skin
Is this what we want to live in?
A corrupt place where rules are
Pushed aside
Where solving problems are resolved
With homocide..
Don't blame me for breaking away
Where there is a place hatred won't go anyway
Love has meaning and is not
By something green
Where peace reins
Over war
Where emotions rise
Above more than just words that are said
Now put these ideas inside your head
Tell me what you think now
Because if you don't think differently somehow
Then there is no hope for the future and the now!

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on Jan. 10 2011 at 6:34 pm
aphilly DIAMOND, St. Paul Park, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Have you ever once in your life reached out to touch infinity?" -Ellen Hopkins

This took my breath away. I'd really like to see this in the mag

on May. 11 2010 at 8:08 pm
ISpeakForMyself BRONZE, Garland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Love is giving the power to brake your heart.
but trusting them no to.</3

-dont knowwww,? /:

I love this poem/:

It leaves me speechless!

It lets me know that im not the only one that feels  they way i do.

Irelize i like you your poert.

I waan read more from you1/:

thank you

on Jan. 4 2010 at 1:02 pm
withoutamuse DIAMOND, Dewey, Oklahoma
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This is lovely. Political poetry is wonderful. It's less about beauty and more about reality. It's awareness in art. Thank you

Jordyn:) said...
on Dec. 27 2009 at 10:13 pm
Jordyn:), Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"You save yourself or you remain unsaved." -Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky

This poem speaks the truth, well more like blares the truth. And it is so brilliant.

Very moving.

on Dec. 6 2009 at 4:49 pm
abooga.looga SILVER, Covina, California
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this should definatley open everyones eyes. perfect.

Anomaly BRONZE said...
on Dec. 5 2009 at 12:30 pm
Anomaly BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
You might as well be happy because no one will always really care if you're forever miserable.

It really makes you think... And poems that do that are by far the best kind.


Carol BRONZE said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 9:05 pm
Carol BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
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Wow. amazing poem. keep writing for sure :)

on Sep. 13 2009 at 10:48 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Amazing, no doubt about it.

CRose BRONZE said...
on Sep. 13 2009 at 6:39 pm
CRose BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I love your word choice, the simplicity of it. Nothing about what you said was complicated and that makes it that much more powerful.

on Sep. 13 2009 at 5:18 pm
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore

See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

this is a fantastic poem

on Sep. 13 2009 at 2:07 pm
Ashlynrae BRONZE, Abilene, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I didn't know I was making history,
I was just tired of giving in."
--- Rosa Parks

Great poem! Love the end of it! Keep writing!

adey said...
on Sep. 13 2009 at 12:17 pm
when i saw this article as most pops, i clicked the link and read it. and impressed a lot. hundred percent agree w you. you've just opened our (teens) eyes, that we shud change this world for a better life, and of course in our own way. thank you for writing this

on Sep. 13 2009 at 10:22 am
corey chapman BRONZE, Marietta, Georgia
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I think this poem is a powerful, true, and sophisticated work of art.

on Sep. 13 2009 at 9:23 am
PinkPrincess GOLD, Wellington, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I think therefore I am

simply wonderful

Kenzie004 said...
on Sep. 13 2009 at 2:43 am
Amazing poem!!

mgraves GOLD said...
on Sep. 11 2009 at 5:51 pm
mgraves GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
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Really amazing!! The words are simple yet the meaning is powerful and it really touches your heart. Great job :)

on Aug. 11 2009 at 3:28 am
Borrelli SILVER, Little Rock, Arkansas
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It's amazing! I love the emotion that you put into it!!

on Aug. 11 2009 at 2:58 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

I really loved your poem, especially the first few lines in the preview

Even if those couple of lines was the whole poem, it would have been amazing

Schubster said...
on Aug. 10 2009 at 9:31 pm
pretty good poem with a solid topic.

on Aug. 10 2009 at 4:20 pm
treegirl BRONZE, Newton, Massachusetts
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Whether or not you agree with the message, you have to admit that this poem is honest and straight from the heart. I applaud anyone who is able to transform their thoughts into words that make people think and challenge their previous views. Great job and keep writing!


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