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Wrong Color

May 28, 2014
By colorguardgrl ELITE, Derry, New Hampshire
colorguardgrl ELITE, Derry, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” - Mad Hatter

Walking down the street,
You hear the sounds of a six shooter go off down the road.
You duck just as scared as anyone else,
All you wanted was some gummy warms,
But they’re not worth your life.
The cops come coming down the street,
The suspect has fled,
They see you.

Bag and tag that’s what they call it.
I’ve never even owned a gun.
I don’t know how to shoot one,
Why do they think it’s me?
I just wanted some gummy warms,
I tell them that, time and time again.
They don’t believe me.

Six foot and then some,
Strong man;
and just the wrong color.
Guess that means I killed that man.

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on Jun. 7 2014 at 12:50 pm
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

For the most part, I really liked your poem. But you have a few errors. First, always make sure to check your spelling. This is super basic. Both times you said gummy warms instead of worms. Also, you switched tenses partway through. At the begining you say you, and later you switched to I. Proofreading your poems is very important and it will make your work much better.