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Standing Tall

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I'm still standing up
Because I believe in peace.
I'm standing up
Because I hate the war.
I'm still standing tall,
A sign in my hand,
Declaring I believe in
Who and what I am.
I'm still standing high,
My hopes very wide.
Though they try and tear me down,
My message is still heard
That the war needs stopping;
But still meeting no end.
Still I stand tall,
As I walk through the crowd,
Knowing the peace
I carried out
Has delivered the message,
Up and about.
My goal is accomplished,
No matter the crime,
Because I'm still standing up
Holding a sign.



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cookiegirl said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:19 am
This is a beautiful poem. I admire your determination for standing up for what you believe in:)
 
WritingLoverForever said...
May 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
This is wonderful. Very heartfelt. Feel free to check out some of my work if you want.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm
I like this peice or piece-whatever-because (to me) the end sounds like you're saying I won because I didnt give up. very nice.
 
live.create16 said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 11:24 am
this is amazing :D
 
Brianna I. said...
Jan. 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
its really good.
 
riley.nicole!XD said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm
wow, so right! amazing use of words.<br /> so beautiful! Nice Job
 
FrySnickerdoodle said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Loved the ending
and the whole poem had a nice flow to it.
 
jFerragonio said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm
I think this poem is excellent. I enjoyed the part when you said, " Declaring I believe in who and what I am." I think this shows how you will always stand up for what you believe. I loved your word choice and you made no grammer errors which shows your intent to what your writing.
 
cyanidecaleph said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Great poem! I love it; very influential. I agree totally with you.
 
Rebelde189 said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:07 pm
I love it.... i enjoyed it and keep writing more
 
ariwrites94 said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm
wonderful! i enjoyed this article and i totally agree with you. war needs to end. Plz read my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and comment plz! thanx!
 
PurpleMidnight said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:31 am
This is a great piece, but I disagree with you. Yes, war in horrible, but wars are sometimes needed. Have you ever heard the phrase," Lying is never right, but sometimes necessary." The same with war. trying to gain peace by talking will work sometimes, but not a majority of them. I'm going to join the National Gaurd and I'm going to fight for my country and help others. Think about how many countries we've saved in the past by going in with action and taking done their ... (more »)
 
Sophie-Grace H. said...
Aug. 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm
wow! this is really good. It is so inspirational, and sends a clear messge. It is a powerful piece with excellent descriptions, and images. I am new on here, and would appreciate it if you could comment my work, I have only one piece, but would appreciate the feedback. Thanks, and well done :)
 
Ramna said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm
Great job, Em.
You really got some talent here.
Please read some of my work and comment.
It'd be great to hear your insight on my work.
Kudos to you.
 
lovebites said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 4:13 am
not my kind of poem however it is great and I can see it being big
 
Heather W. said...
Jul. 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm
Very insightful Emmy!

Good job.
 
A Wubawoo said...
Jul. 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm
Good job Emily, I think peace is the answer, war is doing nothing but killing the innocent.
 
AshaMidnightOlympian said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 4:12 am
How about a round of applause, a standing obation?
 
BellaEzrebetFang This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Agreed. :) Very inspiring indeed! I love this. It's simple in formatt and rhyme but it really holds an energy that really wants you to...well, stand tall. :)
 
AVokes said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm
Great poem Emily - I like the repetition of "still", it adds cohesion to the work. Keep on writing!
 
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