Ashes | Teen Ink


March 31, 2011
By simplyfeel SILVER, Peachtree City, Georgia
simplyfeel SILVER, Peachtree City, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. "
Christopher McCandless "Into the Wild"

The brave are mounted on the wall.
Their pride and courage once admired,
Now they can't even look them in the eyes.
Dignity is no longer a virtue.
Greed is now what we are used to.
Young ambition gleaming from their skin
Replaced with the dullness of copper mold.
People say "This country ain't what is used to be!"
It never was.
Propaganda and arrogance filling our outlets
And blinding our already dull vision.
This country was settled on the treachery
Of the wide-eyed and vulnerable.
And that's how it has stayed.
Be proud of this country,
Because it never has done you wrong
If you are white, Christian, straight, and rich.
Abraham Lincoln, they spit on your grave!
Their bullets riddle your book of values,
Forget all about James Wilkes Booth,
They kill and never have to run.
Our freedom, our rights, our own minds
Lying dead in the streets with knowledge dripping
From the ever-running vein of American rebellion
They hate, we beg for love!
No matter how we try to stand up,
The floor is set aflame beneath us.
We scream to be heard!
Their inane gibberish mute us.
The simple truth is
United, they and we burn bright in a night sky.
Separate, we are nothing but ashes.

The author's comments:
As I have become increasingly aware of American politics, I see that we are not as free as we believe. I hope that will change someday, but for know we all must be aware of the good and bad side of American politics. If this poem seem familiar, I have a devianART account and I go by the name "simplyfeel". Enjoy.

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