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He was a fighter
He fought to run
On his silver blades
Of inspiration

He was a competitor
Running with the best in the world
And representing
A new South Africa

He was world class
With a Nike deal
He was an idol


He is a murderer
The only thing silver
was the bullet piercing bathroom door
And it was not inspiring

And we ask him
What is the likelihood
Of an intruder hiding in your bathroom?

And why didn’t you check to see
If she was still lying beside you



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thezebrasgray This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm:
Beautiful. It's sometimes hard to capture such a current topic in a single poem and articulately describe what happened/is happening, but you did a great job!
 
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wordnerd54 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm:
I love this! It's about Oscar Pistorius, right? The last line is great, and I love "He fought to run/On his silver blades/Of inspiration" - totally brilliant. Great job!
 
jmitchbbThis 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. replied...
Apr. 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm :
Thanks so much!
 
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