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Skinny, black man
Cruising on the Valley Metro
Rambling on about black God, black heaven, black Savior, black world
I listen to what he says for half an hour.
I’m intrigued.
I put my headphones away
And listen …
Every so often, he hums
“Hhhmmmm”
And when he does you don’t see it coming
It makes you feel good inside.
“Hhhmmmm”
When you think it’s not over, he rings the bell
Ring, ring
The bus stops
He’s gone as quickly as he came.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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D_Beauty said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 8:22 am:
I really like this poem. It was interesting. I really like it because it's different than most poems. 
 
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Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 7:41 am:
Very intersting. I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to say, and I think that adds to the piece a lot. Excellent work.
 
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tankmurdof said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:53 am:
This poem should make a lot people look differently to other people.
 
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Kururu966 said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:51 am:
The poem is so different from others. it makes it better.
 
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woundedcondor said...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 11:40 am:
the last line was my favorite :)
 
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Aristine said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 12:09 am:
The flow of this poem really keeps the rader captivated. The rhythm you start out with is wonderful.
 
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Faithband3 said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm:
this is incredible i love it one of my all time faves.
 
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PrincessPineapple said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 6:23 am:
Woah. i love all the different ways this can be interpreted!
 
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jessicaconner said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm:
Unforgetable and different!
 
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kiwi12 said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm:
This is so good. It has a touching personality to it, and it feels like something you should keep with you when you travel.
 
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raychell.faith said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm:
this reflects such a skill for simplicity and imagrey... i am rarely able to convey so much in such a short piece, and i'm envious. love it.! <3.
 
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ZAVERY said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm:
Love it! So beautiful!
 
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ChristopherK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm:
Wow! This is a very cool poem. Keep writing!
 
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calephchad said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm:
This poem is so creative. I love the imagery. And I love the image choice! I love how it a suburban area and the sky just looks amazing. Keep up the good work! 5 out of 5 most definitely!
 
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potential678 said...
Jun. 9, 2009 at 2:06 am:
This is one of the strongest peoms i have ever heard . It has so much compassion and thought . Bravo ! Bravo ! You deserve all the praise you get . This is beautiful and inspiring !
 
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Kaylee F. said...
May 19, 2009 at 7:33 pm:
This is amazing, i love it!
":)
 
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Sveta said...
May 19, 2009 at 10:24 am:
Good grief,you are talented,style is close to mine!
 
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AnnieB. said...
May 18, 2009 at 3:11 am:
Mysterious.Very(Hmm.....??).I like it!
 
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Victoria26 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 1:26 am:
jeez...some people are harsh. It's not very often that a poem really speaks to me, but this one I think had a deeper meaning to it. I think that you look beyond what's on the surface, whether you realize it or not...
 
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KingMob said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm:
I really like this poem. A lot, or at least some, of these comments were upset because the man talked about a black god, saying no one knows what color God is. I interpreted your poem as about the personal nature of god; everyone has their own thoughts about god, and the man on the bus expressed his.
 
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