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Stop and Think

When a child is afraid
Of a simple ball game
Wouldn’t you think we would
Stop and think?

When a simple being
Is so hungry that the last particle
Of biscuit disappears
Wouldn’t you think we would
Stop and think?

When a concentration camp
Can be seen outside a little boy’s window
Wouldn’t you think we would
Stop and think?

When a soldier’s duty
Becomes more important
Than his family
Wouldn’t you think we would
Stop and think?

When love is overrun
By pride and ego
Wouldn’t you think we would
Stop and think?

When one voice
Seems louder
And more important
Than all others
Than all tongues and dialects
Don’t you think we should
Stop
And think?




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freepersonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 2:34 pm:
i never saw the movie, but i read the book for english this is a really good poem :)  
 
GraphicWriterThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 10:56 pm :
I want to read the book- I'm glad you enjoyed my poem!
 
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