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limp bodies strewn
across frigid, barren floors
as we look on
from the comfort
of leather couches
and we complain
over simple matters
as across oceans
children die
drowning in their own
silence
and all we do
is wear hypocritical shirts
devoted to false causes
as we pretend to care
but do nothing at all.
every second
a life is lost.
and all we care to do is
Smile.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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CountryGothic said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 9:15 am
I am on the verge of tears...ACK! I LOVE this! A++++
 
Thrush said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm
"this poem is expressing some strong feelings I have about certaim things" somehow I can guess what, this poem shows it perfectly :)
 
*StandardToaster* said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm
wow. so true, so true. check out my work? just go on my profile :)
 
ImDumbStruck This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm
this is really good and so true. I dont know whether to laugh at the people i know who are like this or feel ashamed because I am too
 
simplyalone said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm
exactly. We are "disconnected" from all of it.
 
MusicInMyHeart<3 said...
Feb. 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm
This is so great because it raises such a relevant truth that people chose to ignore. I think because we are so far away... we don't get it. But this poem helps point out things that people try to avoid. It's a wonderful poem.
 
alayapoetgirl said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Poet to poet,
this is an extremely relevant and exquisite poem...Your articulation is phenominal.
I even like the way you said 'and all we do is wear hypocritical shirts'.
You're an AMAZING poet!
Rise to the top!!!
 
Gerudo said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm
good poem. very true as well.
 
sunshinedust1023 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm
I think this poem is really deep and true. Although most people are really trying to help.
 
PeaveLoveMe(: said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm
wow...:'(
amazing! plz read some of my work and comment!!!! (((:
 
M.S.S. said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm
this was so touching and i wanted to cry (it just came so abrutly) but i can't b/c i'm in class full of people.
 
Mikey123 said...
Mar. 8, 2009 at 12:27 am
This poem is the best poem I've ever read, Poe aside.
 
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