Looking Forward but Looking Back

January 17, 2012
By Honewisacat SILVER, Clarence, New York
Honewisacat SILVER, Clarence, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.”
― John Green, Paper Towns

It took so long,
For us to get here.
We fought for our beliefs.

Equality was what
We wanted.
We were thanking God
From our knees.

Thank you to those
Who gave their life,
And the ones who comforted us.

The world will continue changing,
But that, my friend, is a must.

The author's comments:
In my creative writing class our teacher challenged us to write a poem about historical times or events. In this poem i feel like it can connetc with many different events such as WW1, the American revolution, WW2, Holocaust, Jim Crow laws, women's suffrage, etc. etc. When I was writing this Women's suffrage was on my mind, although now that I look at this poem and read it, I tied in other historical events as well with out knowing.

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