Persecution in Spain

May 21, 2012
By realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a package that you have to sign for. Yes, it's free. No, there's no guarantee as to what it holds. Open with caution, it's 'FRAGILE'." (I made this up.)


Converted to a different faith
Forced to believe
A death sentence looming ahead
Waiting for suspicious behavior
Maybe not even a wrong action
Just a false accusation

Being watched
Monitored closely by all around
People not trusting
They shift their gazes but make no sound

Standing by, witnessing the death of an innocent
Has an "act of faith" gone too far when many die for no reason?
Confess, admit, own up to something you never did
And then and only then would a heretic be granted
More time to live, time to hang onto your position
Stand up, watch with pride, this is the Spanish Inquisition


The author's comments:
The last line is sarcastic.

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on Jun. 6 2012 at 11:48 pm
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a package that you have to sign for. Yes, it's free. No, there's no guarantee as to what it holds. Open with caution, it's 'FRAGILE'." (I made this up.)

Thanks! I try :)

on Jun. 6 2012 at 8:39 pm
jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes me happy when I see teenage girls who clearly don't fit in, gives me hope that the future might still have personality" - Haley Williams

“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”

I like the elusiveness of this poem and how it could pretain to a variety of situations. The last line is just awesome. You write very eloquently and I love your word choices. 




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