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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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on Mar. 19 2009 at 1:28 am
jellisrellish BRONZE, Boardman, Ohio
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nice, real deep, but i like a poem to rhyme

on Mar. 16 2009 at 5:42 pm
morgan kuzemka BRONZE, Huntington Woods, Maine
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i'm astonished.

this is real deep,

and it's great ! :)

keep up the good work !

on Mar. 14 2009 at 1:03 am
Brandon667 BRONZE, Brookfield, Illinois
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God is spirit......he can't be touched or seen and nowadays can only be spoken too through prayer.....its our own imaginations which lead us to think of him as a real person by giving him a form and image.......this poem is a beautiful representation of what this poet thinks about God....good work

on Mar. 13 2009 at 12:43 am
LittleFox SILVER, Hasa, Other
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i am new to the poetry world, even though i didnt understand it, it rings a mighty bell. thanks for the inspiry

melissa H. said...
on Mar. 4 2009 at 10:42 pm
the poem was really intriguing.

every sentence made me wanna continue reading!!

K.K said...
on Mar. 3 2009 at 10:43 pm
this poem made me think.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 9:50 pm
iLoveIt467 BRONZE, Sioux City, Iowa
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I really loved this poem.

Its so simlpistic and satisfying it makes you feel full,

even though he leaves you at the edge of a cliff.

on Mar. 2 2009 at 8:33 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

i liked it ...it makes you wonder...what iexactly was it about?

Duckie430 said...
on Feb. 27 2009 at 2:05 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

this is very interesting

on Feb. 27 2009 at 3:03 am
PearlX PLATINUM, Ypsilanti, Michigan
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This is a really nice write. It makes you think and be curious. Even though it's pretty mysterious, it has a very light-hearted ending. Nice!

on Feb. 27 2009 at 12:07 am
oruga101 BRONZE, Lexington, Kentucky
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I loved this! It had a very strange feeling to it. Like I'm right there, waiting for the man's next move.

It's left open so it can be interpreted in many different ways.

If you could, please read/rate/comment on my poem. PLEASE?


on Feb. 25 2009 at 11:59 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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wow. interesting pem. makes me wish i had been there. i like how you dont over interpret. you dont try to understand or pick apart what you dont know about. good poem. keep writing!

on Feb. 25 2009 at 11:21 pm
i wanna know why you chose everything in your poem to be "black" cause no on eknos if god is black or white or red or vitnameese or hek even chuck-e-cheese lol so yh why black?

on Feb. 25 2009 at 7:51 pm
brightsideofthemoon GOLD, Rochester, New York
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I really like the mystery of this.