Child Speak

April 1, 2013
By jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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I see you every time
I stand up
To offer another of my
Mostly mostly worthless thoughts

And I want to scream at you
Child speak
Speak because
no one wants to hear
me anymore

Child Speak
Becasue words are powerful things
That should be exercised

Child speak`
because one day
your words will form armies
Using your body as a battlefield
Destroying you from the inside out

And after the battle
The winning army will have nowhere to march but up
Up, Up, Up
To your head
Where it will fight another war with your
Ideas
And Ideals
And Perceptions
and Beliefs
And Opinions
Until you explode!

Child Speak
because your words may
form a wave
that will finally push our boat back to shore
And that wave
Will become a tsunami
Washing away conformity
And starting a revolution

Child Speak
because your words are like gasoline
Fueling us
Driving us forward

They will make us laugh
And Cry
And Hurt
They will connect us
And divide us
And conquer us
And defeat us

They will set bonfires
To our previous perceptions
And they will clean up our ashes

Child Speak
Because even if you don’t mean to hurt us
You will
But without it
We are stalled

We Are Nothing

Child Speak
Because Without Your Words
WE ARE NOTHING

Child Speak
Because I’m sure your voice is beautiful
And we need your words
If only to give everyone a break from mine


The author's comments:
I talk more than I should and I always feel like everyone would benefit if other people shut me up!

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on May. 20 2013 at 5:22 pm
Metalhead08 GOLD, Port Republic, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather hate you for everything you are. Than ever love you for something you are not. " FFDP "You're born alone and you die alone" FFDP "I wonder out where you can't see, inside my shell I wait and bleed." Slipknot " If youre 555 then I am 666"

"We Are Nothing Child Speak Because Without Your Words WE ARE NOTHING" I really like this poem! I love the repetition, it really brings out the true emotion and the point it seems you are driving home. This poem had a great deal of energy and emotion! Well done!

on May. 13 2013 at 4:42 pm
DeereGirl515 GOLD, Trail, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"You can't edit a blank page." ~Nora Roberts

I love this poem! Sometimes I feel like through writing is the only way I can make myself heard. Paper definitely has more patience than people. (:

on Apr. 15 2013 at 8:34 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Stellar, JUST STELLAR! Sorry if it took a while to nswet, i kinda got swamped in replies to the fourm. But, thi swas worth the wait! One thing, though.... when i first read this, ithought "Child Speak" was a phrase akin to "dwarfspeak" or "elfspeak" ie: a language of children. As such, when i realized the mistake i was biting my lip with lauhter as i read very absurd meaning in what should have been serious. I managed to read it again properly, and without lip biting or giggles, but perhaps the line"Child Speak" should have a lower case speak and a comma: "Child, speak:/because one day....ect" just a thought.

on Apr. 15 2013 at 1:17 pm
7_Ambitions GOLD, Bronx, New York
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Child speak` because one day your words will form armies Using your body as a battlefield Destroying you from the inside out   That was my favorite part of the poem , i really like the poem i feel like it had so much energy and vocie, i wish there were more than 5 stars , 5 stars is a understatement 

on Apr. 9 2013 at 4:46 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

"Because without your words, WE ARE NOTHING." I love that you capitalized "we are nothing". It makes it all the more unique.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 9 2013 at 2:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Oh, and your structure, I love it. Very unique, not like everybody else. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 9 2013 at 1:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Words are powerful. And so is this poem. 

on Apr. 8 2013 at 9:23 pm
jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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I hadn't even realized that there was two mostly's. Thanks!

on Apr. 8 2013 at 9:16 pm
Mollybug16 BRONZE, Cleveland, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Impossible is not a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try.

Really good but I think that it would have been better with 1 mostly in the 1st stanza instead of 2. 5/5

on Apr. 8 2013 at 8:29 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

The first stanza is really powerful, I like that one a lot. This whole poem is a great read.. I really enjoyed it. I talk more than I should sometimes too and I just start rambling and the whole time I am waiting for someone to tell me to quiet down and no one does. But, again, great job!


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