Look At What We Let Each Other Become

March 25, 2011
By YoungMidgi BRONZE, St.Peters, Missouri
YoungMidgi BRONZE, St.Peters, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"live life while you have the chance, therefore its the only life you've got."


As I watch him hang,
the rusty blood fills the air
as they beat him with a
metal chair, then a stick.
They don’t care.

I stand
soft, illuminating,
grass tickles my feet.
The children, young and small,
gather here, more than in a classroom.

Do they see what I see?

A beautiful day bright with heat
turned dark and gray,
beating on their souls.
I can taste their fear.

Is he breathing, is he there?

We aren’t aware and obviously
don’t care, as he is being beaten
his life being taken.
We just stand here and stare,
blind to the cruelty and ruthlessness
of the world, our world.

The author's comments:
This poem came to mind from a picture that my teacher let me choose to write my piece on, to me it is very strong and gives everyone an outlook on what the world among us is like.

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