I am a Beatnik Poet

March 24, 2009
By Audrey King BRONZE, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Audrey King BRONZE, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

I am a beatnik poet:
I stand on the street
And protest the government
Politicians, hate, greed
War and rent

I protest the country that applauds a wealthy man
I protest the President but mostly Uncle Sam
I protest hate crimes, segregation, and racial slurs
My white friends and I are going to change the world

‘Cause I protest large
I scream for peace
And wave my signs
Right at the policemen
Dragging me away

“One of your kind”
He shakes his head and I ask
“What kind? The 8 to 5?
The empty minds?
The daily grind?
No.
I am a beatnik poet
And I stand on the street
And change the world.”



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


on Apr. 5 2009 at 3:06 am
Audrey King BRONZE, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
good rhythm, but what does the last stanza mean?




Swoon Reads

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!