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Mr. President

May 23, 2011
By WhatAboutNikki DIAMOND, Uncasville, Connecticut
WhatAboutNikki DIAMOND, Uncasville, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak your mind even if your voice shakes." -Unknown
"The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of concious thought"-Unknown
"With me, poetry is not a purpose, but a passion" -Edgar Allen Poe
"Mad is stupid"-Pops

One day Maz asked the class, from a survey,
“Do you like yourself?”
Now, the ways to answer this age-old question were as follows;
To be easier to relate to:
2000 Twin Towers was a yes,
Minimum wage was somewhat,
And the dodging of bombs and bullets, laying low in a bunker was a no.

I pondered this matter for a moment,
Rendering the events in my life that I have lived through:
The way history repeats itself,
The tears every human has cried,
Which all came together at one point
To wash away the homes, lives, and pride of our people.

Standing at my lustrous podium,
I put my oh so powerful head into my oiled, ash filled hands,
And dive into my bunker,
Dodging one of the million bullets that seem to claim by best,
As it disregards my skull.

The author's comments:
My science teacher asked me this question and I even fell into my own bunker, but it did get me thinking about the past and how the presidents feel about what has happened to their country.

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