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

this is what comes when i get annoyed at the world

in this world

where something means everything

and everything means nothing

where elephants and donkies

fight for chairs

dividing a nation

where the bald eagle

spreads talons across the earth

but he is not alone

his cousin the black eagle

flies at his side

while the bear

the rooster

and the fox

take the ground

in this place death is

in the form of an acronym

SARS, AIDS, CIA

is this the scariest thing of all

in this place people shoot into crowded streets

in a foreign land

in that place

people start killing each other

over shiny rocks

and head shape

but still more shocking

are the men in sleek black robes

driving fancy metal wagons

who stand unfazed at the news

this is a place where

nothing means anything

but anything means something

and something means everything

 

 

 


Submitted: February 19, 2008

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BrokenSilences

interesting topic...great job! =)

Tue, February 19th, 2008 8:03am

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thanks, this poem literally came out of nowhere. and most people didnt get most of the references. cheers.

Tue, February 19th, 2008 2:04am

Jbortti

Great Poem! Very realistic . You are saying the kind of thing that people should take care . Not enough people care for what can happen to the world. Very good.

Tue, February 19th, 2008 4:45pm

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thanks. i find people, especially in north America are to concerned with themselves and superfluous crap. when they should pay more attention to where the world is headed.
cheers. HLM

Wed, February 20th, 2008 1:28am

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