How Dare You!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
About 18 months ago I read a book by Alan Gibbons called 'Hate'. It was inspired by the true story of the fatal attack lanched on Sophie Lancaster in 2007. This poem is inspired by that book.
Warning: Due to subject matter there is violence in this poem.

Submitted: April 10, 2016

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Submitted: April 10, 2016

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How Dare You!

 

What right did you have

to pick on the couple

because they looked different?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have

tp condemn them for daring

to express their identities?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have

to look at their makeup,

their clothes, and say 'gothic'?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have

to taunt and to kick

to punch with your fists?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have

to stamp on her head

and take her whole life?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have

to claim to be carried

away by the moment?

 

How dare you!

 

What right did you have?

She was removed in a body bag

he on a stretcher.

You all walked away

to hide behind stories

to protect each other.

 

You knew it was wrong.

How dare you!

 


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