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Break the Silence

October 7, 2009
By Gabrielle SILVER, Galesburg, Illinois
Gabrielle SILVER, Galesburg, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"To be nobody but myself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E Cummings

From the towns to the cities,
There is violence.
When we look to the news-
We find no silence.
Searching through people to seek out the trustworthy ones,
How can we find them when even fathers kill their sons?
We hear horror stories of torture and rape,
Even through trying our hardest, we find no escape.
Drugs spreading throughout society like a contagious disease,
Harming our children, destroying families.
How can we sit back and watch someone suffer?
Is it through others’ struggles that we become tougher?
There are too many lies that stain our lips,
Too many broken hearts that can never be fixed.
There are not enough days left to change the whole scheme,
However, there is always time to change a few things.
From the towns to the cities,
There is violence,
But take hold of the news-
It’s time to break the silence.

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