May 11, 2010
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A life can be taken
It doesn’t matter by what
It is taken by
It only matters
That it can be

Death is easy to give
Nature does it all the time
Creatures killed in the woods
Their lives

We say we’re human
But is that just another animal
Waiting for the kill
Waiting for a life to be

Creatures use their bodies
Using themselves
To take a life
So they can
Live to repeat it again
Unless their life is

But humans
We don’t do that
We could write a book
On the ways a life can be

Hung in the gallows
Shot on site
Drive bys
Are a few ways
A life can be

What reason is there
To kill another
Member of the human
To get their life

A life is easy
To take
But hard
To give back
It’s easy to get your life

How can we
So cruel
To just let
Other’s lives be

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PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm
i really like the message of this poem, but i think that sometimes it doesnt quite flow right. its very intelligent and everything, i just had a hard time finding the rhythm sometimes. overall, good job though. i liked it :)
Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I love what you've done in this poem. I'm kind of wondering the same question you posed here. I actually thought it flowed pretty well, and the repitition of the word 'taken' worked very well. Good job!!

Snake_Tounge said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Excellent :) I am guessing you are a vegitarian??? :)
Yuelong replied...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm
i'm not vegitarian, i like meat too much for that. but i do hate people sometimes...
Snake_Tounge replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:37 am
Oh okay ... just thought cause of the whole reference to killing animals ..... fair enough :)
katie-cat said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm
I agree with banangela29.  The idea for the poem is really interesting and unique, but the words don't flow very well.  They're a little bit choppy.  But it's still really good.  I like the powerful voice that you eject into your poem.  I like how you ended each stanza with 'taken.'  That was really cool. :)
Yuelong replied...
Jun. 8, 2010 at 11:54 am
really? i seriously thought that my other poems flowed even worse than this one did. and i sort of meant it that way. ^.^' *sigh*
banangela29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm
You know, i think this poem had a good idea, but it just didnt flow well enough for me. It seemed choppy, especially at the end of stanzas when you would say "taken". Smooth it out and it should be significantly better
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