Conditioned | Teen Ink


September 9, 2009
By DanaJae SILVER, Highland Park, Illinois
DanaJae SILVER, Highland Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.

After time grinds my memory into fine airy sand
After all of the people become eyeless shadows
And after the sounds become a muted hum
I can still smell the air
Bitter, raw earth and sawdust
Man-made and unapologetic
The kind of smell no one will ever press into plastic gel
And sell for $10.99
A smell no one plugs into their wall
To consume the room with syrup-sweet nature,
Flowers no longer smell real to me.
I walk outside and taste the burning black
Smoke of life and humanity
Somehow feels more real
Than the cardboard daisies
Growing in the sidewalk cracks.

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maRAWR GOLD said...
on May. 30 2010 at 8:24 pm
maRAWR GOLD, Greeley, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"all you need is love" -the beatles =)

humanity is quite the mind-blower, eh?