It's A Game

June 25, 2011
I know a lot of people
Won’t agree with my views,
Won’t agree with my beliefs,
Won’t agree with opinions.

So I stay quiet,
Keep my mouth shut,
And blunder through life,

I get so angry sometimes,
When I hear the lies told,
I want to scream at the world,
So they will finally see me,
Finally listen to me.

But I know it’s not that easy,
And that’s the real kicker,
Since we live such sheltered lives,
Difficulty isn’t in our vocabulary.

I know that’s not fair,
Saying everyone has it easy,
There’re homeless people on the streets,
And little kids starving in some distant country.

We’re “The United States of America”,
And most are proud of that label.
The land of the free and the home of the brave,
Always here to help our neighbors in need.

Sorry America,
But I’m not on your side,
I don’t believe in our mottos and past genocide.

I know it’s not all bad,
So I guess I’m being unfair.
But it just bothers me so much,
That our biggest enemies,
Are living in places with a lack of scenery.

It’s a shame,
It’s a game,
It’s a crime with no name,

It’s insane,
It’s inhumane,
It’s a never-ending pain.

But you know what’s funny?
You know what makes me laugh?
All the biggest screw-ups here at home,
Are on the government’s behalf.

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NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm
I share some of your views, and I think you did a great job portraying them. :)
CarrieAnn13 said...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm
I can just feel your anger as I read this.  Great job with your poem!  I don't have any criticism. :)
ritabelle511This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm
This was super super intense - can't say I agree with all your views, but way to put them out there and make yourself heard! :)
Zinaidia said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 7:18 am
Wow. This poem is just dripping with emotion! Try to watch how you divide up your stanzas, but other than that, great job! 5 stars!
sakina replied...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:39 am
Ya it's an amazing poem...
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