Corruption | Teen Ink


March 8, 2011
By Deathscythe_X07 BRONZE, Homer, Alaska
Deathscythe_X07 BRONZE, Homer, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"This is but a fantasy, based on reality."

We See it in the media
We even see it when we open an encyclopedia
All the things we know
Everything we’ve seen,
Its all been scrubbed squeaky clean
Only on occasion do we see
The gritty truth of reality.
Politicians taking bribes
Dictators taking lives
Priests selling lies
Corrupted are their souls
Shadowed figures influence polls
We call them corporations
But they control nations
They manipulate the world
And we do as we’re told
Now break their hold,
And undo the fold-
Of the tapestry of lies.
The Priests and pastors we trust
Their image explodes in dust
The vows of celibacy they take
We watch them break
When we see them on the news
Being accused
For crimes against which their God
Throws them in the fire.
The children that they raped
Stand and testify and say
The Vatican must pay
But they can’t be touched
But hey
That’s the price we pay
For letting the corrupt have their way.

The author's comments:
This is part of a project in English 11, and must be submitted somewhere for publication.

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Jelly1717 said...
on Oct. 3 2012 at 9:31 pm
Jelly1717, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.

-Ellen DeGeneres

Wow, that is an amazing poem, and so true! I absolutley love it!

. said...
on Sep. 11 2012 at 2:34 pm
even though this was just for an assimnet i think is this really good it tell the truth from a youths perspective and i would encourage you to keep wrighting please i truly enjoyed this poem

LoveeU BRONZE said...
on Jan. 13 2012 at 8:10 am
LoveeU BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is four letters, but it has a biq meaninq." "I love you" and "I like Chicken"

This is very GOOD!

Inksy SILVER said...
on Jan. 1 2012 at 3:10 pm
Inksy SILVER, NSL, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead"
~Benjamin Frankiln
"Love? Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."
~Moulin Rouge

This is beautiful! I love it... it has so much emotion in it. It's so true too... wow. Well done (: 5/5 Could you maybe check out some of my work and rate/comment? I'd really appreciate it!

chris0911 said...
on Nov. 8 2011 at 8:25 am
chris0911, Lawton, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
The wild honey suckle, "Smit with those charms, they must decay/I greive to see your future doom/ they decay-nor were those flowers more gay/the flower that did eden bloom."

check out old dusty flag its a really good poem


on Jun. 29 2011 at 3:19 pm
ashleyX13 PLATINUM, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"I've made mistakes; not one regret." Alyssa Nicolson

I really like it!! & SOOO true about the corruption especially in the church! My advice though, I don't really think the rhyme works well with the poem's main idea. Great job though!

on Jun. 7 2011 at 8:32 pm
Tink1350 BRONZE, Medford, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Worries are like weights and weights keep you down, so let go of your worries and fly,"

5 STARS! Magnificent job. Keep writing.

on Jun. 7 2011 at 2:45 pm
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

wow. i loved this.

corruption is E V E R Y W H E R E.

i think the same thing everyday.

how one person can do whatever the heck they want, yet we can't do anything to stop it.


Please read some of my work, I believe you will enjoy it.

spency SILVER said...
on Jun. 7 2011 at 11:51 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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