Do Not Go Quietly | Teen Ink

Do Not Go Quietly

April 13, 2013
By PoetLaureate274 PLATINUM, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
PoetLaureate274 PLATINUM, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
20 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have not even begun to scratch the surface of how important your life means to not only me, [y]our friends and [y]our family, but your life, which is a gift for the world that is waiting for you." - Brent Smith.

the endless masses,
of worthless lives.
laboring without question.

Livng a life,
with no interesting things.
nothing at all.

What has life become,
in this world of ours?
So menial,
so rigid,
no freedom at all.

Don't become,
one of the endless crowd.
Living for nothing,
but the next paycheck.

I say,
to stand up.
Live your life,
the way you intend.

Make something,
of your life.
Be original,
and be yourself.

Live it,
the way you dream.
Not how they,
want you to.

The world doesn't need,
another faceless number.
Enough of them,
already walk this Earth.

Do not go quietly,
into the night.
The world is beautiful,
and it is yours to take.

The sun,
the moon,
the stars,
and the heavens,
Will go on in your absence.
But make your voice heard,
and you will not be forgotten.

The author's comments:
The poem speaks for itself.

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Apr. 26 2013 at 10:35 pm
GreenEyesAndPaleSkin SILVER, Carroll, Iowa
7 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
If my love were an ocean,
there would be no land.
If my love were a dessert,
you'd see only sand,
If my love was a star-
at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I'd be soaring in flight.
-Hannah Baker, Thirteen Reasons Why


on Apr. 21 2013 at 9:04 pm
Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
18 articles 5 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
Are you ready to go to battle with your mind?- Written by me :)
Lost the battle, win the war//Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore- Paramore, Now

This poem does speak for itself.  What you wrote reminded me of another poem: Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas.  You started with a powerful begining and ended with a powerful conclusion. :) The middle was just inspiring, and you're right: "What has life become, in this world of ours?"  I Love it :)