No, You Cannot MAG

November 6, 2008
By Kayla Bruner, Cypress, CA

It is a new nation,
a nation that proudly proclaims:
“Yes we can.”
But what power holds “yes we can,”
when America has told many of our
brothers and sisters
“no, you cannot”?
You cannot follow your heart.
You cannot move forward.
You cannot take a hand.
You cannot break the mold.
“Marriage is a holy bond
for a man and a woman
it is not yours to taint,” they say.
Where is the future?
Relentlessly we must
keep striving for a better day.
We must stop this hatred
and bring about change in the
wake of defeat.


The author's comments:
This piece was written after Prop 8 was passed in California, a national tragedy at the state level.

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on Sep. 29 2011 at 8:15 pm
I ahte hipcrites, but love your cause!

lkijascuh said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 4:45 pm
lkijascuh, Lkn, Other
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I love your poem and i totally agree with your veiws!

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on Sep. 29 2011 at 3:59 pm
Hester BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Not all who wander are lost.


-J.R.R. Tolkien

I don't agree with your views, but this is a well-written piece. Bravo!

on Sep. 29 2011 at 1:42 pm
MissUnderStood.2011 BRONZE, Sugarhill, Georgia
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Romans 12:2-4 Read It!!

This is very good :)

Torch said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 12:24 pm

Did you know, Jaded, that America was originally created by our forefathers as a Christian nation? In the beginning, Christ, the Word, the Gospel, the Godhead, were our priorities, to be put above all else, including our own thoughts and feelings. It should not disappoint you that they are making laws based on the Christian religion. It should make you wonder how we strayed so far from what we started with.

-Torch Morris


on Sep. 7 2011 at 5:32 pm
SamiLynn PLATINUM, Anthem, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates

i like the use of quotes :) it added power to the poem

on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:29 pm
Jaded_Memories SILVER, Farmington, Missouri
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Physical beauty fades no matter what we do, it's our persona that last, that's remembered, not what size we were or how beautiful our face was.

I as well you could say applaud this comment but never assume that age defines a persons intelligence as you did by your comment on emphasizing the word teen please.

 

 


on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:26 pm
Jaded_Memories SILVER, Farmington, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Physical beauty fades no matter what we do, it's our persona that last, that's remembered, not what size we were or how beautiful our face was.

Sorry, I meant to spell

 

Religion, not "Religiong."

 

Ha ha.


on Sep. 7 2011 at 2:23 pm
Jaded_Memories SILVER, Farmington, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Physical beauty fades no matter what we do, it's our persona that last, that's remembered, not what size we were or how beautiful our face was.

This is a good poem doll.Those who are shamelessly self promoting on someone else's work should really be embaressed. Read this poem, and give your feedback, but don't use this as an open spot to promote yourself. Do that elsewhere, not on others work. The constitution gives us the right to freedom of religion, this includes to not have a religiong also, so why in most states here in the U.S the goverment is still making laws based on the Christian religion is a mystery, and dissapointment to me.  I'm also in no way saying those of homosexuality cannot also have religious beliefs of course!

 

I love this poem.

 

Good job!


cookiegirl said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 12:59 am
I love your poem, the message is powerful:)

on Aug. 16 2011 at 5:21 pm
abnormal PLATINUM, Jonesboro, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Truth is eternal. Knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.

-Madeleine L'Engle

Great poem!!  Very moving. Please read my poems and give me some tips!!

on Aug. 16 2011 at 5:02 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

For anybody who likes this, you might like my poem, "Remind Me When I'm Dead." (Just saying) Great poem, by the way!

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on Aug. 16 2011 at 8:43 am
VitaLoyal GOLD, Warrrenville, Ohio
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IAM SOMEBODY BECUZ EVERYONE IS SOMEBODY.love is a state of mind

love it  the story behind it is good job

on Aug. 7 2011 at 9:36 pm
chameleon BRONZE, Antioch, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's not waiting for the storm to end, it's about learning how to dance in the rain"

This is a really well written poem. You did an awesome job, can you read some of mine?

on Aug. 4 2011 at 1:19 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Just click on my name and it will take you right to them. Same goes for anyone else

on Aug. 3 2011 at 7:44 pm
Honestly, couldn't you just read this heartfelt, powerful poem and compliment it WITHOUT self-advertising? *sighs*

on Aug. 1 2011 at 8:43 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Same with me guys!

on Jul. 31 2011 at 11:13 pm
SoCalBarbie SILVER, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"whoever said the sky is the limit was incorrect, because I saw footprints on the moon."

haha ok what are the names of yours?(:

on Jul. 29 2011 at 7:06 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

I'll read your poems if you'll read mine : )

on Jul. 29 2011 at 7:03 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

So true. So very very true.




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