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Without Fear

July 29, 2010
By 1_am_wh0 BRONZE, Ojai, California
1_am_wh0 BRONZE, Ojai, California
3 articles 18 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows."

-George Orwell

I sit and watch,
As the tide comes in.
The water covers my feet,
And it’s still rising.
Now I’m knee deep,
But I still sit and watch,
As the water keeps rising.
Chest deep.
Neck deep.
The water is over my head,
And I breathe.

I sit and watch,
As a herd of cattle stampedes toward me.
I don’t run away.
I don’t scream.
I just sit and watch.
The cattle are ten yards away.

I can see the fear in their eyes,
As they run from some unknown horror.
I understand them,
I am the herd,
But I am also the human, standing in its way.

I sit and watch,
As a stream of molten rock flows toward me.
Ash billows in the sky,
And the sun pokes through holes in the cloud,
Shining against the thick, orange liquid.
I watch this,
This terrible beauty,
And I know,
Death is never the end.

The author's comments:
I hope that this poem gives hope to people who have suffered.

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This article has 2 comments.

Alice28 GOLD said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 9:48 pm
Alice28 GOLD, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Oregon
13 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its hard to defeat someone...who never gives up.

Depressing I must say. But very true:) though life can sometimes be depressing cant it? Keep writting

on Aug. 19 2010 at 12:33 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
30 articles 0 photos 414 comments

Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

wow this gave me goosebumps(: 5 stars

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