Suburbia

July 3, 2010
By LizYarges BRONZE, Anoka, Minnesota
LizYarges BRONZE, Anoka, Minnesota
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Creating monsters everyday
Full of plastered on smiles and road kill

Describe your white picket fences and two car garages

Cracked sidewalk, Broken back
“Let’s keep up appearances, Billy”

Ride your bike through the land mines
Sprinkler systems never fail after a long rain

TV dinners and discrete police beatings

Just remember to plant your flowers
Put the flag out


Spit on the ground.


The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece by simply looking out my front door at all the 'perfect' houses and how you're basically supposed to look and act like everyone else. This bothers me. The poem also has a sort of 1950's feel to it when suburbian areas first started to sprout up. When people read this I want them to understand that they can be themselves. It's alright to do what you want, you don't have to listen to the masses.

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Clueless said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 8:44 pm
That poem was way above my understanding; very intellectual and deep.

Gram Yarges said...
on Aug. 20 2010 at 1:47 pm
Very thought provoking poem Elizabeth.  Great link.  Love, Gran

Jo Jo said...
on Aug. 20 2010 at 8:45 am
AWESOME!! I feel the same way.

Lion said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 10:16 pm
I accidently clicked on the star that said i didn't like the peom but that's not true. I think it ROCKED man!!! I give it a 5 out of 5!!!

KISSter said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 10:08 pm
The imagery used in this poem makes the reader feel as though they are looking at the world through the author's eyes; very transcendental.


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