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January 18, 2009
By Claudia Morales BRONZE, Miami, Florida
Claudia Morales BRONZE, Miami, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

limp bodies strewn
across frigid, barren floors
as we look on
from the comfort
of leather couches
and we complain
over simple matters
as across oceans
children die
drowning in their own
and all we do
is wear hypocritical shirts
devoted to false causes
as we pretend to care
but do nothing at all.
every second
a life is lost.
and all we care to do is

The author's comments:
This is a poem expressing some strong feelings I have about certain things.

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on Feb. 10 2010 at 9:15 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

I am on the verge of tears...ACK! I LOVE this! A++++

Thrush BRONZE said...
on Feb. 9 2010 at 12:00 pm
Thrush BRONZE, Tegaad, Other
4 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live life to it's fullest extent, it's the only life you've got" "Enjoy yourself, be yourself, love yourself"

"this poem is expressing some strong feelings I have about certaim things" somehow I can guess what, this poem shows it perfectly :)

on Feb. 8 2010 at 8:19 pm
StandardToaster PLATINUM, Pasadena, California
20 articles 0 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy ever minute of it."

wow. so true, so true. check out my work? just go on my profile :)

on Feb. 6 2010 at 1:16 pm
ImDumbStruck DIAMOND, Springfield, Virginia
61 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If at first you don't succeed, destroy any evidence."

this is really good and so true. I dont know whether to laugh at the people i know who are like this or feel ashamed because I am too

on Feb. 5 2010 at 8:41 pm
forget_me_not SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 30 comments
exactly. We are "disconnected" from all of it.

on Feb. 5 2010 at 5:39 pm
This is so great because it raises such a relevant truth that people chose to ignore. I think because we are so far away... we don't get it. But this poem helps point out things that people try to avoid. It's a wonderful poem.

on Feb. 3 2010 at 4:00 pm
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

Poet to poet,

this is an extremely relevant and exquisite poem...Your articulation is phenominal.

I even like the way you said 'and all we do is wear hypocritical shirts'.

You're an AMAZING poet!

Rise to the top!!!

Gerudo said...
on Feb. 1 2010 at 3:11 pm
good poem. very true as well.

on Feb. 1 2010 at 3:00 pm
I think this poem is really deep and true. Although most people are really trying to help.

on Jan. 26 2010 at 9:12 pm
PeaveLoveMe SILVER, Deland, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall never give up, make believe is too much fun."


amazing! plz read some of my work and comment!!!! (((:

M.S.S. GOLD said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 12:02 pm
M.S.S. GOLD, Lubbock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"WACKADOO!!!" "You made a funny!" "Red Seven! Red Seven!! Red Seh-ven-a!!!" "Swaaaaag!!!!" "Ratchet" "God Said No" "God Said Yes"

this was so touching and i wanted to cry (it just came so abrutly) but i can't b/c i'm in class full of people.

Mikey123 said...
on Mar. 8 2009 at 12:27 am
This poem is the best poem I've ever read, Poe aside.