Much Worse Games to Play

December 8, 2011
By daniskate416 BRONZE, Bristol, Rhode Island
daniskate416 BRONZE, Bristol, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death."-Taylor Swift

Crimson waves,
Youths dedicate lives-
He tries to run,
But the vines trip him,
Entangling him in their trap.
Twenty-five days gone.
Radiant moments,
Alive today;
Sunlight comforts him,
As it beams through the thick foliage.
Intrigued as to what lies before and what lies behind,
He’ll never know.
But still,
The waves are closing in,
Threatening to take over the shining stars.
Maybe, just maybe,
He could change the world-
The ultimate feat-
Giving new hope
To those back home,
Whose voices he hears in the singing birds,
Taunting him, laughing.
Smoke rises from the ashes,
But they’ll never know.
They go on,
Nothing’s wrong.
He is blinded,
But he can see-
Not the past or the future-
Just now.

The author's comments:
This piece was originally written for my Creative Writing class for a prompt we did called "Poetry Stations." Once I got started putting it together, it took on a Hunger Games-ish feel. Enjoy!

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jan. 1 2012 at 4:46 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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just finished reading the series and now i understand this poem even more!!! along with the title :)

on Dec. 21 2011 at 7:13 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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i know i already read this in english, but wow this really is amazing!!! i haven't read the hunger games yet, but i think this poem could apply to a lot of other situations, too!! Seriously, great job!!!!


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