Ignorance | Teen Ink


April 23, 2014
By Evos96 GOLD, Holliston, Massachusetts
Evos96 GOLD, Holliston, Massachusetts
10 articles 8 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't let schooling interfere with your education -Mark Twain

The old man is sleeping in his bed.
The tornado rages around him,
Yet he remains deep in the bowels of slumber.
The wind rips away at the shingles on the roof,
It’s clawing frantically at the windows.
The roar snaps the door in two,
And the tornado scrambles in.

First, it rattles all the pans in the kitchen,
It flips the fridge and topples the teacups.
In the living room, it shreds the pillows,
And shatters the television.
It then travels upstairs to the old man’s room,
Still sleeping and snoring completely undisturbed.

The tornado swirls around his bed, lifts him up,
And spins him around like a wild top.
Frustrated by his restfulness, the storm leaves,
To shed its terror upon another home
In this neighborhood of rich estates.

Finally, the old man wakes up
Unaware of his surroundings
And of the events that just occurred.
He crawls over the furniture and broken glass
Then blames the mess on his maid.

The author's comments:
A man is sleeping in his bed while a disaster is raging right under his nose, yet when he wakes up and sees the mess, he blames it on the innocent maid. What does this say about society?

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