We, the Students

May 16, 2011
By theweirdworder DIAMOND, Newtown, Pennsylvania
theweirdworder DIAMOND, Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

We, the students,
roam rampant in the hallways,
side-by-side in rows of
desks and tables,
eight hours a day, five days a week.
Yet we are
knowing only
names, faces, rumors.
We, the self-appointed members of our school's jury,
knowing nothing,
holding ''evidence'' in our grubby fingers,
thinking we know everything.
We paint pretty-colored masks
to hide our faces,
and then we hold beauty contests.
Tangled in the back laces, we struggle to adjust them,
fail to see the swarms of the fellow struggling.
We may see each other every day,
but we are bats,
blind and dependent on sound.

The author's comments:
At school, we work so hard to build up a certain outward appearance and reputation of ourselves to others. However, many times we fail to see that others are often doing the same and we often judge without knowing the full story.

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Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jun. 16 2011 at 12:06 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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this is an awesome poem. i wonder wat wuld happen if all da students in da world read it in their classrooms. maybe an akward silence?

Keep up da good work :)

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