In 2009

November 12, 2009
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


A brand new world, the past is gone; on the
Brink of something dangerous and strange. You
Can’t keep up, the world’s coming too fast;
Death’s coming at you in the form of pigs.
Everyone’s mad ‘cause the buses aren’t coming,
For in the winter, the drivers refuse to drive; the
Government’s scaring everyone with tales of
Homocides and murders that are only half true.
In school, kids are all acting decades old,
Joking about sex and drugs and adult things; we
Know the world’s nervous for global warming; then
Late in June, the king of pop dies.
MJ suddenly rises to the top, and
Now in the White House, things are changing:
Obama’s the first black head of the States,
Promising change and a different world.
Questions rise about a farmyard ailment, people
Racing to get the shot before the rest.
Still the public’s scared of a disease
That kills less people than the average flu.
Under a blanket of reassurance,
Vicious killings happen overseas.
While we sit in a sheltered bubble,
X-rated movies are viewed by young kids;
Young, but not immature, for the world is
Zooming before their little eyes.


The author's comments:
A poem about this year. Really, a writing practice with unusual restrictions...

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on May. 2 2010 at 8:37 am
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thanks so much! :)

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 20 2010 at 3:27 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

This is really good, and almost endlessly relatable. good descriptions, keep writing!!!


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