March of Prisoners This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Prisoners march solemnly
Down chalk-traced aisles
Would they but listen they'd hear
The jingling of metal keys

Along chalk-traced aisles
Guard dogs bark madly, mindless
Of the jingling of metal keys
Around an unsuspecting wrist

Guard dogs bark madly, mindlessly
Threatening to use their teeth as shackles
Around an unsuspecting wrist
To keep the prisoners in line

Threats to use their teeth as shackles
Are just unneeded precautions
To keep the prisoners in line –
They're already dead inside

All just unneeded precautions
Would you but listen you'd hear
Them, already dead inside,
Prisoners marching solemnly

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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PaperIdeas said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Nice format...and I liked the picture you painted with this poem too.
 
lauren_b said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm
Very well written, i could feel the power in your words. Great poem..
 
Xinwen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 3:29 pm
thank you :)
 
SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 10:58 am
*claps*
This is amazing! Thank you.
 
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