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A Rhyme for the times

January 8, 2023
By NerdieBirdie09 BRONZE, Heath, Texas
NerdieBirdie09 BRONZE, Heath, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett

Have you seen the news today?

More people are dead.

Look at all the blood, the hate

It messes with my head. 

Can we send an astroid here, please?

Give Earth a fresh new start

Look at us, we end ourselves

It’s like we don’t have heart

I am not yet old enough to vote

Nor old enough to drive

But why am I old enough to feel

So very empty inside?

Look, and you’ll see

We’re worse every time

And I’m writing this, for what?

To educate you in rhyme?

Maybe think about it

The wars and the fighting

Look back at your youth

Can’t you see they’re crying?

They sob alone in their beds

Or maybe on the floor

While daddy’s out drinking

And Momma’s speaking no more

A century ago, that was true

And we haven’t changed a bit.

Only our weapons of madness increase

We kill just when we sit

We need a change

Somewhere, anywhere

Anytime a kid gets bullied

All the world does is stare

So, as my final cry

One last breath of my youthlike hope

Please, look around you

Stop sipping your Coke

The author's comments:

TW for the poem: Bullying, hints at depression

I just~ The world is downhill, and there's nothing I can do but write. No one listens to the kids, we're always "too young to understand."

All I'm too young to understand is why we have to be like this, so manipulative and terrible. 

I needed to write it, so thank you for indulging my rhyming rant.

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on May. 27 at 5:59 am
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Favorite Quote:
"There's nothing wrong with you.
There's something wrong with the world you live in"

Deserves editors choice fs

Afra ELITE said...
on Jan. 20 at 8:35 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Em, this was well-written...Loved reading with the rhyme pattern after intervals...