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Safe and Sound?

Brittany H., Scottsburg, IN By MarieAntoinette2014, Scottsburg, IN

A flag blows at half mast,
Along with a haunting melody.

Just close your eyes.
I close my eyes,
Only to see the images that haunt my dreams,
In a country where children are no longer safe.

The sun is going down,
Taking us with it,
Into the darkness,
Plunging us to a standstill,
When we need it more than ever.

You’ll be alright,
so they say,
But will we really,
When everything carries on around us,
with a mocking silence.

No one can hurt you now,
Words to comfort us,
That are lies.
So many can hurt us,
Now more than ever.

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6 comment(s)
Another great poem from my favourite poet! 'Twas really affecting.
Mar. 08, 2013 at 6:37 PM • Report
Whoa!!! Favorite poet? You serious???????
Mar. 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM • Report
100% serious :)
Mar. 13, 2013 at 8:32 PM • Report
OMG!!!! You just made it all worth it.
Mar. 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM • Report
Great job! And I totally agree; children are not safe. Who knows where killers lurk? They could be anywhere. 
Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM • Report
Thanks, I was having a really bad depression stage.
Mar. 05, 2013 at 2:52 PM • Report