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Human Heart

May 23, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
159 articles 22 photos 906 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."


Gun Shot

The bang rings out

Like a pebble thrown in water

Ripples collide

Slamming eardrums

Blood explodes

A life is lost

The blood is red

The life is human

But the skin is brown

The time is slavery

Or yesterday

Or 500 years ago

The time doesn't matter

And the killer says

The blood doesn't matter

The life doesn't matter

The skin matters

Gun shot

The bang rings out

Like a pebble thrown in water

Ripples collide

Slamming eardrums

Blood explodes

A life is lost

The blood is red

The life is human

But the skin is white

And people care

That can be yesterday

Yesterday is gone

Tomorrow

When a gunshot rings

And ripples like

A pebble in a pond

It's time to ask

Not the skin

But the heart

And the life

And the humanity

But not

And the skin is brown

And the skin is white

And the skin is asain

And the skin is hispanic

But the human heart


The author's comments:

i wrote this for the i matter contest, which i found under contests in ti.


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on May. 29 at 9:40 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
159 articles 22 photos 906 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

yeah, i read it, it reminded me of younger mes favorite book.(hey maybe that's why my writing is so messed up, when I was, what, 11, my favorite book was about a school shooting, casino, gang, and other such violence. in the end the main character is almost killed, and then the navy seal love interest almost goes rogue and very nearly murders the villain.)

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on May. 27 at 7:06 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
94 articles 35 photos 642 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be a forest than a street.
If I only could, I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."

I have written a poem similar to this. It's called, "April 16th"

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on May. 27 at 7:05 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
94 articles 35 photos 642 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be a forest than a street.
If I only could, I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."

This is very searing.