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The World is a Crayon Box MAG

December 28, 2009
By EmelyJ GOLD, Bronx, New York
EmelyJ GOLD, Bronx, New York
10 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A mistake is not a mistake if you learn from it. If you learn from it, it's not a mistake, it's a lesson."

You may hate me because I'm brown.
You may hate them because they're white.
You may hate all the world's colors, but you must realize that
there's no fight.

You walk with such diligence
considering yourself so grand
But when you look at me
You compare me to the dirt
on which I stand.

I will not cry nor will I scream or tell you that you will reap
what you sow onto me.
Instead I'll tell you what you
must hear
something about which many have shed a tear.

For years we have struggled.
For years we had to grind.
For too long we have searched
for what we need to find.

Now here it is before you,
but you are too blind to see it.
No matter, I shall set the candle
that needs to be lit.

You hate my brown. You hate black.
You think white is what
this world lacks.
But listen to me and listen well
for I have a secret to tell.

This world in which we live
is of all colors with no locks.
Do you know why?
Well, the world is a crayon box!

That's right, our world is a
crayon box; green for our grass
and red for hair locks.
Brown for me and white for you.
I told you my secret is true!

Now that you know
I hope you understand
that it is both you and me
that color this land.

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on Oct. 13 2011 at 6:55 am
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

This awesome!! Great topic!

on Sep. 27 2011 at 12:41 pm
LarztheSquirrel BRONZE, Rolla, Missouri
3 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

wow great topic i like it

on Sep. 10 2010 at 5:53 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

Very nice. :) check out some of my work if u can :D

on Apr. 26 2010 at 3:26 pm
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

ahah , cute . (: