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One's Big Act

February 16, 2009
By NamezTJ PLATINUM, Scottsville, New York
NamezTJ PLATINUM, Scottsville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of chocolates...." (haha got to love Forest Gump)

One's Big Act

This play I write for you to read,
In which each of us will play the lead,
Tells the story of naive and Greed;
And how we survive this fate indeed.

One walks down the street one day;
Happy One got One's paycheck today,
Sees homeless, and walks away,
And whistles while the sky is gray.

One keeps walking into that store,
One sees a litterer and gets real sore,
Yet One says nothing and that is for:
The janitor picks things off the floor.

One leaves the store in such great hurry,
It started to fog and vision's blurry,
Yet he makes out what seems to be,
Each person One has wronged so easily.

The homeless doesn't own a lot,
The janitor had to clean up that spot,
But if the reader carefully sought,
They'd add The sinning litterer who was never taught.

The author's comments:
I wrote this about the view on sinning. Without the last stanza most of the people I know would have read this and thought that "One" was bad because he didn't clean up after the litterer or the homeless. But that's not the message at all. I was showing that you can sin a sinner by not telling him how to not sin. If that makes sense.

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on Apr. 3 2009 at 10:26 pm
bluejay31 SILVER, Scottsdale, Arizona
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That was really good. I got your message, and keep writing. You've got talent. Also, please rate and comment on mine. Here's the link: