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Awoken

December 1, 2013
By SweetDarkness PLATINUM, Merced, California
SweetDarkness PLATINUM, Merced, California
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Favorite Quote:
"After rain comes a rainbow."
"All we can do is hope for a better tomorrow."
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." -Gandhi
"an illusion can only last so long before it gives up its secrets."


We sit and conform to the way we are perceived.

We sit and we take in what is said about us,

To our faces or behind our backs.

We sit,

And sit,

And sit.

But today I stand.

I rise and sit no more.

I have found my voice and she strives to be heard.

I tremble at her wake.

Once awoken,

She will not be pacified until her words have been exhausted.

Strike her if you will.

Lock her up in confinement.

But her words will be heard as she screams them across the nation.

Her words will echo and bounce off of the walls.

She cannot be stopped.

She will be heard.

She,

Is alive.

She,

Has Awoken.

Your children's children will chant her name.

She will be writ into the history books.

She will be remembered.

And it the day comes for her to be place back into a deep sleep,

Trust and bellieve,

She will again be

Awoken.


The author's comments:
Too many teenagers are silence by parents, teachers, fear, intimidation, etc. Well, it's high time that we are heard. We need to start speaking up for ourselves and the things in life that bother us. We need to get comfortable in our own skin.

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