Democracy For All

April 21, 2010
By Jacob Brantley BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
Jacob Brantley BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
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Laughing and playing
Running and jumping
Not a care in the world
You didn’t know it was there
It was there waiting for you

Waiting and watching

A tiger crouched, legs bent ready to jump
Watching you its prey
It waits
Waits for you to make what it calls a mistake
So the hungry beast can feast
Feast on your money and all of you dreams

Then it pounces and digs its claws deep

Into your flesh and does not let go

Slowly feasting on you taking all your money
Killing all your dreams

It drags you’re helpless body into its lair
The home of the beastly creature
Throws you in front of a judge
Then it strikes again ripping into your life
Its claws tearing into everything you do

Then the calm comes, the calm before the storm
But the beast is only sleeping
Then with a mighty roar it orders a warrant
And takes you into jail
Only to steal more money to feed the beast

Finally it lets you go from its claws
The one that got away
You’re gone but not forgotten

Then it goes into a slumber and waits
Waits for another mistake
So it can feast on you again

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this poem because one of my old friends was arrested and accused me of stealing things that I did not take. I wrote this because i wanted to show how the government works

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on May. 19 2010 at 8:38 am
dude that poem is absouletly the most incredible poem that ive ever laid my eyes on...golden material, we need to get that thang published


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