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Bus Trip of a Black God MAG

February 25, 2009
By Devon Johnson BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
Devon Johnson BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Skinny, black man
Cruising on the Valley Metro
Rambling on about black God, black heaven, black Savior, black world
I listen to what he says for half an hour.
I’m intrigued.
I put my headphones away
And listen …
Every so often, he hums
And when he does you don’t see it coming
It makes you feel good inside.
When you think it’s not over, he rings the bell
Ring, ring
The bus stops
He’s gone as quickly as he came.

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This article has 74 comments.

on Nov. 11 2010 at 8:22 am
D_Beauty BRONZE, Euclid, Ohio
2 articles 1 photo 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

I really like this poem. It was interesting. I really like it because it's different than most poems. 

on Nov. 11 2010 at 7:41 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

Very intersting. I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to say, and I think that adds to the piece a lot. Excellent work.

tankmurdof said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 11:53 am
This poem should make a lot people look differently to other people.

Kururu966 said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 11:51 am
The poem is so different from others. it makes it better.

on Sep. 28 2010 at 11:40 am
woundedcondor GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

the last line was my favorite :)

on Sep. 21 2010 at 12:09 am
Aristine BRONZE, Coppell, Texas
1 article 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - Scott F. Fitzgerald

The flow of this poem really keeps the rader captivated. The rhythm you start out with is wonderful.

on Aug. 14 2010 at 6:08 pm
Jesusandwordsfanatic PLATINUM, Fayetteville, North Carolina
49 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
Romans 14:8-For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

i agree in a way, but I do have to say one thing...yes...it's true that many people interpret God (capital g since there is only one true God) ,but like I said there's only one true God so there can only be one true interpretation; the interpretation of the Bible. (in case you hadn't noticed I am a very strong Baptist Christian lol) I do agree with you though that the man simply stated his opinion...i hope that's not the author's opinion though...if so, whoever you are, I will be praying for you-that someone might be of influence to you. =) Great style of writing!

on Jul. 24 2010 at 1:44 pm
Faithband3 BRONZE, Westbury, New York
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this is incredible i love it one of my all time faves.

on Apr. 27 2010 at 6:23 am
PrincessPineapple GOLD, Chesapeake, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To love someone is to learn the song that is in their heart, and sing it to them when they have forgotten." ~unknown

Woah. i love all the different ways this can be interpreted!

on Apr. 5 2010 at 11:57 pm
jessica.cherish.conner GOLD, Elk Grove, California
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Unforgetable and different!

on Apr. 5 2010 at 6:46 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments
This is so good. It has a touching personality to it, and it feels like something you should keep with you when you travel.

on Apr. 5 2010 at 3:02 pm
raychell.faith GOLD, Somewhere You Left Your Heart, California
12 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You Risk Tears If You Let Yourself Be Tamed;" The Little Prince

this reflects such a skill for simplicity and imagrey... i am rarely able to convey so much in such a short piece, and i'm envious. love it.! <3.

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Apr. 1 2010 at 4:39 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

Love it! So beautiful!

on Jan. 7 2010 at 7:20 pm
ThatBlondGuy SILVER, Mableton, Georgia
5 articles 1 photo 69 comments
Wow! This is a very cool poem. Keep writing!

on Dec. 17 2009 at 8:49 pm
ElisabethElizzLiz BRONZE, Brookpark, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
-John Lennon

I dont agree with either of you. this poem isn't trying to put a face to god, it just tells about an experience on a bus. i rate this 5 out of 5.

Andrnick said...
on Dec. 16 2009 at 8:09 pm
I agree with you because this poem isn't creative; it's more of thought-provoking and mysterious so I'd rate this a 1.

on Nov. 24 2009 at 7:38 pm
calephchad BRONZE, Guin, Alabama
4 articles 0 photos 84 comments
This poem is so creative. I love the imagery. And I love the image choice! I love how it a suburban area and the sky just looks amazing. Keep up the good work! 5 out of 5 most definitely!

potential678 said...
on Jun. 9 2009 at 2:06 am
This is one of the strongest peoms i have ever heard . It has so much compassion and thought . Bravo ! Bravo ! You deserve all the praise you get . This is beautiful and inspiring !

KF7890 GOLD said...
on May. 19 2009 at 7:33 pm
KF7890 GOLD, Hamilton, Other
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This is amazing, i love it!


Sveta BRONZE said...
on May. 19 2009 at 10:24 am
Sveta BRONZE, Nizhyn, Other
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Good grief,you are talented,style is close to mine!