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Bullets Piercing Bathroom Door

April 10, 2013
By jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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He was a fighter
He fought to run
On his silver blades
Of inspiration

He was a competitor
Running with the best in the world
And representing
A new South Africa

He was world class
With a Nike deal
He was an idol

He is a murderer
The only thing silver
was the bullet piercing bathroom door
And it was not inspiring

And we ask him
What is the likelihood
Of an intruder hiding in your bathroom?

And why didn’t you check to see
If she was still lying beside you

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on May. 11 2013 at 1:37 pm
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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Beautiful. It's sometimes hard to capture such a current topic in a single poem and articulately describe what happened/is happening, but you did a great job!

on Apr. 30 2013 at 4:56 pm
jmitchbb SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Thanks so much!

on Apr. 29 2013 at 9:25 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

I love this! It's about Oscar Pistorius, right? The last line is great, and I love "He fought to run/On his silver blades/Of inspiration" - totally brilliant. Great job!