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I Watch

June 10, 2013
By PoetAndYouKnowIt PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
PoetAndYouKnowIt PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There will always be someone who is smarter than you. Skinnier than you. Stronger than you. More popular than you. There will always be someone better than you, but there will never be someone who is YOU."

I watch the world crumble around me
I watch anger and hatred towards other people because of their race or religion
I watch as laws are broken everyday
I watch trees disappear and animals become extinct.

I watch innocent people murdered
I watch senseless and heartless terrorist attacks
I watch crimes done because of race or skin color
I watch as neighbors, friends, even brothers turn against each other.

I watch homeless men, women, even children on the street, barely able to survive
I watch as brave soldiers give their lives for us
I watch harassment, blackmail, and bullying among schools, along with suicide and fear
I watch as families are torn apart with divorces and law suits.

I watch people being laid off because of budget cuts and greed
I watch loved ones become ill
I watch racist comments pass through children’s and adult’s lips
I watch the religion known as Judaism die down.

I watch as technology takes over people’s lives completely
I watch struggle, hunger, fear, and pain take place
I watch humanity and understanding become obsolete words
I watch the world crumble around me.

The author's comments:
There are so many issues in the world! I watch so many of these issues occur on the news or even in person. I decided to write a poem to spread some awareness and hopefully stop some of this oppression.

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