November 19, 2015
By Inkfire BRONZE, Warsaw, Indiana
Inkfire BRONZE, Warsaw, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." -Philippians 4:13

A place and time where hate abounds,
Where sanity has no solid grounds.
To think a thought that deviates
Is a crime no one alleviates.
No one loves. No one feels.
No one hugs. No one heals.

How could the world this heartless get?
How could people their humanity forget?
This world may seem very far out.
This possibility you may doubt.
But many leaders in esteem
Have led a nation in a dream.

So society leaves us with a choice,
To use or lose our precious voice.
Do we turn our head aside
While our freedoms decay outside?
Or do we stop and take a stand
Against the crisis that is at hand?

Think today of what is true,
And wisdom will come unto you.

The author's comments:

This poem was inspired by George Orwell's classic novel, 1984. It does not give away any important plot points, but it does dig into the lesson that he is trying to convey through this well known piece of speculative writing. For those who have not read 1984, Oceania is the country that the story takes place in. The poem explains the rest fairly well.

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on Nov. 24 2015 at 6:13 pm
Lauren246 BRONZE, Warsaw, Indiana
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me. 2 Timothy 4:17

Extremely thought-provoking. You have a talent, my friend... and you're using it very well!

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