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The Witness MAG

October 5, 2009
By isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Though much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." -Lord Alfred Tennyson

A steady stream of live video feed:
Helicopters, police cars, SWAT teams,
An ambulance that drives away, lights ­flashing, siren

Quiet like the boys & girls locked in the classrooms, wondering
Who was it? Who was it?
& in the sky, a bird flies too close to the sun

Watching the city stand still.

The children will always wonder.
The witness will always fly.

The author's comments:
There was a stabbing at a school I used to go to. The victim died. The school was on lockdown for hours, even the students who witnessed the fight.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Oct. 14 2009 at 6:43 pm
Jacky<33 BRONZE, La, California
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Favorite Quote:
My Favorite personal quote has to be Smile now cry later because it tells me to be happy even tho i am in a rough time && be thankful.

I love the way you explained it && i kno how yooh feel because at my old skoo was a shooting and dat person that died was actually my frends brother

on Oct. 12 2009 at 6:38 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is really meaningful, and I love how you got a poem of such a horrible thing, and put in that the 'children will always wonder. The witness will always fly.' Really well written!

AnneW SILVER said...
on Oct. 12 2009 at 3:15 pm
AnneW SILVER, Santa Clara, California
8 articles 1 photo 20 comments
Wow this is really good

I like how you put in the different things that could be seen: helicopters, police cars, ambulance, even the bird