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December 18, 2012
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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

They pierce through skin, old
And wrinkled or infantile—
Everyone’s fair game.

They pierce through skin, black,
Red, yellow, brown, white also—
Everyone’s fair game.

They pierce through skin, man’s
Or woman’s—boy’s or girl’s too—
Everyone’s fair game.

They pierce through skin, Jew-
Ish, Islamic, and Christian—
Everyone’s fair game.

They pierce through skin, straight
Or homosexual—yes,
Everyone’s fair game

The author's comments:
I had written this poem in April of this year, little knowing of the tragedies caused by gun violence that would occur thereafter. Gun violence is something that affects everyone of every race and class and unfortunately—as we have recently learned—of every age. Everyone is fair game, according to gun violence. It is up to us to prevent further tragedies caused by gun violence.

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Very interesting perspective, I liked this a lot!!! :)

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on Mar. 11 2013 at 9:23 pm
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This was very well written ! I liked it :)

on Mar. 7 2013 at 9:50 pm
Mollybug16 BRONZE, Cleveland, Tennessee
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This is very well written and really makes a person think of all the gun violence. 5 stars