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At camp they tell us all life is a miracle,
Every single soul that breathes our air is here for a purpose.
All the people who do bad things
Are not bad, but are in need of help.
That everyone has the opportunity to be an angel.
But what if I don't believe in angels?
And I don't believe in miracles.
And I think some people are bad.
I live in the city, I know.
I've seen bad things, and I think to myself,
This can't be the work of angels,
This isn't a miracle.
I think at camp they are the ones who are in need of help.
They say all people are good
So that they can have hope for themselves.
And after my stay at summer camp,
Where there are trees and lakes and we sing,
I come back to my city and I don't dream
Of flaxen angel hair and heaven.
I have come to the conclusion that
I am lucky I live in a place without miracles
And the angels don't take away
My plastic bottles and the streets
And homeless people.

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prolifepacifist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm
I actually disagree.  I don't believe that people are bad... sure, they definitely can do bad things... but what events in their lives have led them to be that way?  Many criminals have been abused in their past and end up in rotten situations because they didn't have anyone there for them... I am not justifying their actions, I'm just saying that they themselves are not bad.  There's still hope for them- someone just has to care enough for them to help them change... (more »)
 
angelbee16 said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:26 pm
 really thought the was wonderful it was really good mater a fact to it was powerful 
 
elfiewrites said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 8:45 am
I love this! Keep on writing! I would love if you could comment on my work as well. Much appreciated.
 
Teiralovessugar13 said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm
i like it. its kind of lingering though, and some words rhyme where others don't. i really like it though
 
Abigail_W said...
Jun. 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm
This is wonderful! I agree with you completely. I can't force myself to believe any of that about angels and miracles. And P.S. Eleanor Rigby is one of my favorite songs by the Beatles. The key line there is "No-one was saved." Not even Father McKenzie or Eleanor Rigby, who both spent all of their time dedicated to the church. Excellent. I think I agree with you on many topics.
 
EleanorRigby This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2009 at 9:09 pm
i really need some feedback so comment away everybody!
 
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