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It's A Game

June 25, 2011
By WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
If ignorance is bliss, why is our country so complicated?

I know a lot of people
Won’t agree with my views,
Won’t agree with my beliefs,
Won’t agree with opinions.

So I stay quiet,
Keep my mouth shut,
And blunder through life,

I get so angry sometimes,
When I hear the lies told,
I want to scream at the world,
So they will finally see me,
Finally listen to me.

But I know it’s not that easy,
And that’s the real kicker,
Since we live such sheltered lives,
Difficulty isn’t in our vocabulary.

I know that’s not fair,
Saying everyone has it easy,
There’re homeless people on the streets,
And little kids starving in some distant country.

We’re “The United States of America”,
And most are proud of that label.
The land of the free and the home of the brave,
Always here to help our neighbors in need.

Sorry America,
But I’m not on your side,
I don’t believe in our mottos and past genocide.

I know it’s not all bad,
So I guess I’m being unfair.
But it just bothers me so much,
That our biggest enemies,
Are living in places with a lack of scenery.

It’s a shame,
It’s a game,
It’s a crime with no name,

It’s insane,
It’s inhumane,
It’s a never-ending pain.

But you know what’s funny?
You know what makes me laugh?
All the biggest screw-ups here at home,
Are on the government’s behalf.

The author's comments:
It's rant-y.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 11:42 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
1 article 0 photos 202 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

I share some of your views, and I think you did a great job portraying them. :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 3:54 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1646 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

I can just feel your anger as I read this.  Great job with your poem!  I don't have any criticism. :)

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 1:04 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote: word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

This was super super intense - can't say I agree with all your views, but way to put them out there and make yourself heard! :)

sakina GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 8:39 am
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
18 articles 13 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
A negative thinker See's a difficulty in every opportunity but a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. So always think positive and u'll surely B successful in LIFE.
-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

Ya it's an amazing poem...

on Jul. 8 2011 at 7:18 am
Zinaidia SILVER, Moreno Valley, California
8 articles 3 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\"Whatever you are, be a good one.\\\"

Wow. This poem is just dripping with emotion! Try to watch how you divide up your stanzas, but other than that, great job! 5 stars!