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Would you do anything different?

July 2, 2011
By Silent_Artist SILVER, Selma, North Carolina
Silent_Artist SILVER, Selma, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"One day I'm gonna run away and never come back and when I come back I'm gonna be the knife master" - Jimmy The Rev Sullivan. Not much of a deep meaning but it makes me laugh.

Look out the foggy window,

see the man with his back against the wall.

Gun pointed to his head,

he lets out a chilling call.

His life could end here,

or I could stop it all.

I could save his life,

I could stand tall.

Yet I stand there,

frozen still.

Wanting to help,

but I can't find the will.

I close the colored blinds,

and bow my head in shame.

I let the shadow man outside,

continue his sick game.

For the man outside, I could have been an angel,

been the one that god had sent.

Instead I do nothing,

but would you do anything different?

The author's comments:
I just wanted to write about how we all wish we could help when we see someone in danger. Sometimes we just cant find the courage to do it and instead we back down.

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on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:56 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 351 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

I love the meaning!!! This poem leaves the reader full of thoughts, and so i love that last line. i think the way that you represent the poem on the whole, with the dark vibe, really makes the poem that powerful and thought-provoking. This poem was extraordinary, and I give you props on your great skill!!! :)