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A City Divided

December 1, 2010
By Shannon_D BRONZE, Willis, Texas
Shannon_D BRONZE, Willis, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

The wall that stands,
A city divided.
Communism fails;
The East rejoices.

My family races out,
We run to the streets.
The world moves in slow motion.
My mother's grip on my hand fades into the crowd.

Where is my mom?
I can't find her.
My brother-I haven't seen him.
I cry out.

No reply. No response.
Pushing and pulling from both sides;
I fall.
I am crushed.

I lived to see the end-
The end of the Berlin Wall.

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