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Reaping Day

For years I took rations,protecting my sister.
We ate the horrible grain, and rice, always left hungry.
I risked my life for us to be fed.
I did everything in my power to protect her.

I stand here on Reaping Day, completely shocked.
I must be hearing wrong, the odds were in her favor!!
I'm silent, watching Prim make her way to the stage.
My body reacts before my mind, and I shove her away.

"I volunteer! I volunteer as a tribute!" I shout for all to hear.
I then walk to the stage, beginning the adventure of my life.




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Alaiazabel.Marks said...
Nov. 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm:
Thank you, I thought so as well.
 
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ogeorgetown1 said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 8:06 am:
I like the line " i must be hearing wrong, the odds were in her favor, " because it's like you're denying the truth even though you know it can not be changed. Denying the truth happens all the time in real life and it's a great  addition to the poem.
 
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