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War of the People

February 25, 2016
By Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways to not succeed.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

There has been a lot of tension in this nation,
Regarding the fact of people and discrimination.
It's leading this country into its own war.
I think we had enough, I can't take this anymore.

I don't know why you always try to conceive
The character I am because of what I believe.
You try to hate me because of my own religion.
I'm not even bothering you, please respect my decision.

I can tell you judge me because of my skin,
Assuming that I don't have any feelings within.
It's obvious you hate me because of my race.
It's the only reason you want to punch my face.

And I don't see a reason to judge someone's sexuality.
I rather be judged on my own personality.
Because of the gender that I was born with my breath,
It's the reason why I'll be condemned to my death.

I'm not to be judged like a cover of a book,
For you will start to love me if you take a closer look.
There is no reason to judge, throw your stereotypes away.
For people are just people, what more can I say.

The author's comments:

These are the problems that I know about today's world. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon but I think it is dumb that we have them. There really isn't a reason to hate each other because of these. Anyways, enjoy.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Apr. 17 2016 at 12:35 pm
BeyondDreamsandGraveyards BRONZE, Savannah, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All was well"

It's really good that you're writing about our current issues. Even if we don't realize it, all writers hope to shape the future onto something and you are able to do this by writing, so keep going.

Saturn. BRONZE said...
on Mar. 16 2016 at 11:06 pm
Saturn. BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
3 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The mind is better than the sword"
-Unknown (I'm too lazy to look it up)
"All warfare is based on deception"
-Sun Tzu

You made me tear up with the realty of this poem. Well done

on Mar. 15 2016 at 5:46 pm
PresCocoRain GOLD, Montgomery, Alabama
17 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
-Rad Bradbury

This should really be in the magazine. Seriously. It is nice that most of us poets try to use metaphors and devices to make our statements about topics like these flowery and beautiful, but sometimes, those statements drown in the poetry. You not only get straight-to-the-point about the issue, but you do it poetically, too. Especially with the issue of discrimination and stereotyping people based off outside traits, it is good to have someone just tell us straightforward that we are wrong about it. And you do that well. Yay, @Maculate_Dream!

on Mar. 4 2016 at 1:33 am
TheTexyGamer BRONZE, H, Rhode Island
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Joe you have an amazing talent and you made me cry on Stanza 4 and 5. Keep going I know you can be a great poet one day. With Love, Michael *glomps joe*

on Mar. 1 2016 at 10:06 am
Trench_Coat BRONZE, PERU, Indiana
2 articles 1 photo 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Promise me you'll survive.
That you won't give up,
no matter what happens,
no matter how hopeless"- Titanic

You're right we shouldn't judge anybody because of who they are. You made an awesome way of saying this. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!