Reaping Day

October 26, 2012
By Alaizabel.Marks GOLD, Pierre, Michigan
Alaizabel.Marks GOLD, Pierre, Michigan
14 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are many, many things in this shop, but this is the one thing I truly cherish."- Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Once Upon A Time, Season 2 Episode 1.


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.


The author's comments:
I love the Hunger Games, so I made this poem.

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on Nov. 3 2012 at 6:19 pm
Alaizabel.Marks GOLD, Pierre, Michigan
14 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There are many, many things in this shop, but this is the one thing I truly cherish."- Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Once Upon A Time, Season 2 Episode 1.

Thank you, I thought so as well.

on Nov. 1 2012 at 8:06 am
ogeorgetown1 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
" never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game "

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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