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I Cried Today

I cried today.

I cried for those who shed tears like me, and no one blinks an eye.
I cried for those who are hopeless and confused.
I cried for those living in boxes and tunnels on the street.
I cried for those holding out a cup for change and being ignored by all.
I cried because we can see them but are oblivious to their pain.
I cried for those confined to a third-class life because of their family.
I cried because their dreams are impossible and unthinkable.
I cried for those separated from family and home and sent to live in poverty.
I cried for those denied a simple freedom because they are different.
I cried for those being murdered and robbed for their ethnicity.
I cried for those unjustly tried when people lie.
I cried because they might lose their lives in innocence.
I cried for those who can’t afford to survive in illness.
I cried because we know their trouble but refuse to give.
I cried for those who work harder than anyone but are unappreciated.
I cried because they are prejudiced, undermined, and underpaid
I cried for those persecuted because we are afraid of being different.

I cried for those in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.



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SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:03 am
It was so touching. Melancholy came yes, but also gratefulness that I am not alone in thinkin like that. Love this piece. Do post more stuff.  Also maybe you should check out my stuff. ou might like it....anyway if you do whether you like it or hate it...do give feedback. 
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 12:15 am
Please comment and rate! It means a lot to me! Thanks :D
 
ramones_lover said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm
I loved this so powerful.I am one of them!
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm
thanks!  
 
kaddancer said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm
I LOVE THIS!!!!!! :D
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm
thank you :)
 
bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm
PLEASE comment and rate when you read this! I'd love to hear your opinions!
 
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