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Change is the only constant

May 14, 2014
By Nath1121 BRONZE, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Nath1121 BRONZE, Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Think of all the joy you'll find when you leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye"
-Peter Pan

We sang;

"We are young pioneers,

Successors to communism,

Our red scarves flutter

on our chests"

We were certain

we were bringing

a New Life

to china….


I felt Like the

Luckiest girl

in the world.

I was
a l w a y s




My perception

on the

Cultural Revolution

was limited.

--A thunder storm struck--

"I know what your grandfather was,

He was a --- LANDLORD."

"what's more, her father is a --- RIGHTIST."

I was


black whelp.
“You should reflect on your class origin and thoroughly remold your

Ideology. ”

Through my tears I could see everyone staring at me.

I went numb.

Maybe I had a bad class status

but I would have good grades.


Life was very hard. hard that I could hardily breathe at times.


It was real.

It was so unfair.

I was being punished, for something I had not done.


I had thought of

running away.

--The storm had passed--

I wondered what I'd be doing,
if I had been born into a red family


of a black one.
No matter what I did, and
where I went,
the cultural revolution

followed me..

The wheel of fate was turning.
It had to change,


The author's comments:
This is an assignment i did in social studies. Its a 'found poem' meaning all the phrases used are from the book we read called Red Scarf Girl. Hope you enjoy!

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