The Holy Shepard

May 16, 2011
By HarvardFlame BRONZE, Tupper Lake, New York
HarvardFlame BRONZE, Tupper Lake, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead." -Woody Allen


As rain
washes away soil,
your thoughts
were washed away by their blows.

Punches,
kicks,
hatred
to the highest degree.

Your body
weakened, crumbled, and
broke.

And you were left
without ground upon which to stand.


But what rain takes away,
rivers deposit again.


For
by your sacrifice,
a thousand eyes
have been opened;
a thousand ears can now hear
the cries for rights.
By your sacrifice,
a thousand hearts have found
the strength to say,
“No more.”

And,
by your sacrifice,
you have given me
the courage to believe.

Thank you, Matthew.

May you bring us to a world
free of hate,
free of prejudice,
free of fear.

And though the
Westboro Baptist Church
has decreed that He hates you,


may God bless you.


The author's comments:
"I saw the Laramie project a week ago, and was inspired to write this."

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on Dec. 30 2011 at 1:28 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Go ahead! I don't mind in the least.

on Dec. 9 2011 at 7:36 pm
HarvardFlame BRONZE, Tupper Lake, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead." -Woody Allen

Thank you! I'm kinda starved for attention, and your comment made my day. I love the second sentence; mind if I use that?

on Dec. 5 2011 at 4:47 pm
Sharkeyyy8 SILVER, Miami, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent"
-Victor Hugo

amazing, truly beatiful.

on Jun. 17 2011 at 8:35 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

I agree. All these poems are just like waking up without even realizing your eyes were closed. I love this poem, and it really reaches me personally. By the way, I love the last stanza : )

on Jun. 16 2011 at 8:46 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

This is so beatiful. There's just something about all of the most recently submitted poems on the front page today, they are all like cold bursts of kind winter wind.

 





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