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March of Prisoners MAG

May 15, 2009
By Xinwen PLATINUM, Brossard, Other
Xinwen PLATINUM, Brossard, Other
44 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Prisoners march solemnly
Down chalk-traced aisles
Would they but listen they'd hear
The jingling of metal keys

Along chalk-traced aisles
Guard dogs bark madly, mindless
Of the jingling of metal keys
Around an unsuspecting wrist

Guard dogs bark madly, mindlessly
Threatening to use their teeth as shackles
Around an unsuspecting wrist
To keep the prisoners in line

Threats to use their teeth as shackles
Are just unneeded precautions
To keep the prisoners in line –
They're already dead inside

All just unneeded precautions
Would you but listen you'd hear
Them, already dead inside,
Prisoners marching solemnly

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on Jul. 13 2011 at 7:30 pm
PaperIdeas BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’

Nice format...and I liked the picture you painted with this poem too.

on Nov. 10 2009 at 3:29 pm
Xinwen PLATINUM, Brossard, Other
44 articles 0 photos 25 comments
thank you :)

on Nov. 10 2009 at 1:04 pm
lauren_b SILVER, Flower Mound, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something set it free, if their meant to be with you, they'll come back"

Very well written, i could feel the power in your words. Great poem..

on Nov. 7 2009 at 10:58 am
SagaLiSela PLATINUM, Boonsboro, Maryland
27 articles 27 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you."

Simple as that.

Or not that simple.


This is amazing! Thank you.