Don't Turn Your Back.

November 30, 2011
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So many disasters in the world,
what causes these events to unfurl?
Is it the cold heartlessness of a brutal man?
The start of a young girl's tragedy begins with "get in my van."
So many disasters in the world,
what causes these events to unfurl?
Is it the jealousy and selfishness of a bitter woman?
The plot in mind, she's wondering where to begin.
Her husband is severely ill, her only concern is life insurance,
her impatience and lack of heart, results in great endurance.
He lays on the floor dying, she bludgeoned him with a chair,
he cries out in pain, but she's far too vicious to care.
She doesn't fall or stumble, she watches him slowly die,
she calls the paramedics, and creates a horrific lie.
She says she was defending herself against her husband,
little do they know, she put his life to an end.
He was defenseless, and had done no wrong to his love,
he never would have suspected, or even thought of,
the possibility that his spouse could take his life,
but she did, isn't she a wonderful wife?
That little girl who got in the van, lost her youth,
her family is still being haunted by the truth.
She was bound and raped,
she had no chance to escape.
She was tortured, and left for death in a pool of blood,
her killer has no remorse, his heart is just a flood.
She is another victim, along with all of the others,
did he even think of the affect left on the mothers?
So many disasters in this world,
what causes these events to unfurl?
Will it always be a mystery, why is there so much hate?
Will we ever know, or will we only contemplate?
So many of these monsters continue to shape,
another hideous soul, another lost trait.
What is wrong with humanity, why must we commit such acts?
These matters will always be an issue, if we simply turn our backs.
So many disasters in the world,
what causes these events to unfurl?
Don't turn your back.

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youngspeare said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 1:11 am
Darn it! This is beautiful! People just close their eyes and refuse to see the injustice around..anyway great job! You deserve a 5/5!
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 1:21 am
Thank you SO much. (:
pevork1 said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 12:47 am

very emotinal great


real_me@26,33 said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 2:22 am

i rly rly like this, it makes you think and it is written well :) grt job!


inside_wonders19 said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm
i really love this. it reminds me of how i had to think on the streets of moscow when i still lived in russia. how are you able to keep a rhyme like that and still say what you want... if my question makes any sense
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Thank you! (: And I don't know, lol. I guess I just do it. It really comes to me naturally. I love to rhyme, and I love to exploit a message at the same time. :) Are you any good at rhyming?
inside_wonders19 replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm
well you read one of my poems and saw how i tend to rhyme on and off...
misstywaterfall said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm
i love the honesty it touches on issues people deal with all the time . i love it (:
Raiko said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

I think that your piece realy speaks the truth that people tend to ignore because they can`t do anything about is sad but nevertheless powerful.


Great job!!!!!!

Donahue8 said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm
WOW.... this is reallly amazing. thought provoking and powerful. It is the best piece I've read so far on this website. I really like it!
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm
WOW! That is the nicest comment I have received as of yet! Thank you SO much! :) That means more than you know.
Donahue8 replied...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm
thankstime! and let me know when you post new stuff, I'd love to read it
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 2:40 am
((: Will do! You do the same. I'd love to read yours as well! said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm
first of all, in your piece dont turn your back, i am envious of your ability to greatest struggle lol.  and secondly, to a generic question posed by anyone and to make it interesting.  For example, jealousy.  it drives me insane when people write poetry about it because it's so abused as a topic--however, youve done it delicately and perfectly.  youve given in the level of sophistication it deserves
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm
So sweet of you Tay.La! Thank you so much for you feedback! It really means so much! :))
Jeast10 said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm
sooo good, sunny! i had goosebumps!
sunshine7223 replied...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm
Thank you so much!
Volleyballgirl1812 said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm
wow, this was a fantastic read! You are good. It was a interesting topic to write about! Good job.
MsAnonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Great topic i was really interested! a little confusing the way you worded some things though. you're a good writer
JamieNicole said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Your descriptions are amazing keep up the good work.
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