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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?
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..
So
Don't blame me for breaking away
Where there is a place hatred won't go anyway
Where
Love has meaning and is not
Replaced
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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aphilly said...
Jan. 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm:
This took my breath away. I'd really like to see this in the mag
 
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LonelyYetNotFree said...
May 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm:

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

 
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withoutamuse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm:
This is lovely. Political poetry is wonderful. It's less about beauty and more about reality. It's awareness in art. Thank you
 
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Jordyn:) said...
Dec. 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm:
This poem speaks the truth, well more like blares the truth. And it is so brilliant.
Very moving.
 
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abooga.looga said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm:
this should definatley open everyones eyes. perfect.
 
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Anomaly said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm:
It really makes you think... And poems that do that are by far the best kind.
Amazing.
 
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Carol said...
Oct. 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm:
Wow. amazing poem. keep writing for sure :)
 
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tephynay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm:
Amazing, no doubt about it.
 
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Cristina F. said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm:
I love your word choice, the simplicity of it. Nothing about what you said was complicated and that makes it that much more powerful.
 
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writer24/7/365 said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm:
this is a fantastic poem
 
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Ashlynrae said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm:
Great poem! Love the end of it! Keep writing!
 
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adey said...
Sept. 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
 
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Corey C. said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 10:22 am:
I think this poem is a powerful, true, and sophisticated work of art.
 
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PinkPrincess said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 9:23 am:
simply wonderful
 
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Kenzie004 said...
Sept. 13, 2009 at 2:43 am:
Amazing poem!!
 
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mgraves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm:
Really amazing!! The words are simple yet the meaning is powerful and it really touches your heart. Great job :)
 
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Borrelli said...
Aug. 11, 2009 at 3:28 am:
It's amazing! I love the emotion that you put into it!!
 
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annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2009 at 2:58 am:
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
 
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Schubster said...
Aug. 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm:
pretty good poem with a solid topic.
 
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nextlifedragon said...
Aug. 10, 2009 at 4:20 pm:
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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