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I See

October 18, 2009
By very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
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I hear a mother's wails and cries,
I hear a moan as another one dies,
I see a cruel crowd gaping with delight,
I see innocent children clinging with fright,
I see blood spots smeared on trees,
I maybe see things that no one else sees,
I see a dead body, hanging there,
I see a poor mother, tearing her hair,
I see a crow slowly opening its beak,
I smell a foul scent that makes the place reek,
I see the crow stuffing a morsel in its mouth,
I see the cruelty that occupied the south.

The author's comments:
Our teacher showed us a picture of a violent lynching of and African American man in the South and it made me so angry that when she told us to write a response, I wrote this poem. After reading it aloud to the class, they convinced me to submit it to the school magazine and this website.

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This article has 6 comments.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 7 2009 at 6:50 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I love the emotion in this! It makes me feel angry too without even looking at the picture.

-Blessed Be!


Brooke M. said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 6:26 am
that was awesome! Very descriptive! I like how you didn't sugar coat anything.

Keep it up :)

on Oct. 29 2009 at 8:15 am
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

This is amazing. You undoubtly captured the cruelty of the south. Tremdous job!!!

on Oct. 29 2009 at 6:56 am
very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
7 articles 0 photos 46 comments
This is the writer again, can you guys if you don't have any time to post comments at least rate it so that I can know whether or not it was good.

on Oct. 28 2009 at 5:24 pm
Rebecca Porath GOLD, New City, New York
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it was great! really powerful and sad, I completely got your message. Please read my poem and comment on it! Its called Teenage Tragedy

on Oct. 28 2009 at 4:15 pm
very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
7 articles 0 photos 46 comments
Hey, this is the writer of this poem. Could you guys please post some comments, I don't care whether they are positive or negative, I just want to know what to change for future reference