Rise!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 13, 2018

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Rise!

 

She cringed at all the folly

Around her in the world,

She grimaced as the stories

Beneath headlines unfurled.

She lost her cheery outlook

In among the pages –

The theatrics of hatred

Playing on all stages.

 

She woke up every morning

And went about her day.

Like everyone around her,

She had so much to say.

But self-consciousness and fear

Indifference soon became,

And hiding seemed much safer

Than getting in the game.

 

So, daily she receded

Into a smaller place

Where hatred couldn’t find her

Or spit upon her face.

She crawled into her darkness –

It’s there she heard the call –

Rise! Hatred is no stronger

Than was the Berlin Wall.


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