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Something I Don't Understand

November 9, 2013
By StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

We used to force feed suffragists
And what they did may have been wrong
Perhaps they never had the right
To throw themselves upon a sword
And toss a pen out to the crowd
But I don't believe in liberty
In a place where we are forced alive

"Long live death!"
They used to scream
I saw it in a painting
Severed head and bloody mouth
"Long live the revolution!"
We kill for what we think is right
We hold the heads of those we hate
Just above the water

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on Mar. 21 2014 at 9:08 pm
C.neisha BRONZE, Shaw, Mississippi
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This is a VERY strong poem with very strong emotions. I love it.