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Peter B Jun 3
They died long time ago
in now-forgotten wars.
And no one knows them here.

Though someone,
somewhere
knows.
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Tess Feb 24
you must mind your madness,
people would **** for a chaos like yours
guard it with a gladness
with the knowledge your brain could win wars
Jeremiah Mhlongo Dec 2020
𝖧𝖾𝖺𝗏𝗒 π—π–Ύπ–Ίπ—‹π—π—Œ,
π–«π—ˆπ–Όπ—„π–Ύπ–½ 𝖺𝗉𝖺𝗋𝗍 π–Ίπ—Œ 𝗐𝖾 𝖻𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗄,
π–­π—ˆπ— 𝗐𝖾 π—Œπ—‚π—‡π—„ 𝗂𝗇 π–»π—Žπ—‹π–½π–Ύπ—‡π—Œ,
𝖑𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 π—‚π—Œ 𝖽𝖾𝖺𝖽𝗅𝗒,
𝖢𝖾 𝖿𝖾𝖺𝗋 π—„π—‚π—Œπ—Œπ–Ύπ—Œ,
π–²π—ˆ π–½π—ˆ 𝗐𝖾 π—Œπ—π–Ύπ–Ύπ— π—π—ˆπ—Žπ–Όπ—π–Ύπ—Œ,
𝖢𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝖺 𝗒𝖾𝖺𝗋 𝗐𝖾'𝗏𝖾 𝖻𝖺𝗋𝖾𝖽,
π–²π—ˆπ—†π–Ύ π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ π–»π—ˆπ—‹π–Ύπ–½π—ˆπ—† 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π–½π—ˆπ—ˆπ—†,
𝖠 π–Ώπ—‹π–Ίπ–Όπ—π—Žπ—‹π–Ύ π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ π—π—‚π—Œπ—π—ˆπ—‹π—’, 𝖺 𝖽𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁 π—Œπ—π—ˆπ—‹π—’,
𝖠 𝗐𝖺𝗋 π—ˆπ–Ώ 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗅𝗍𝗁, π—‡π—ˆπ— π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ π—‚π—π—Œ 𝖾𝗇𝖽, π—Œπ—Žπ–Όπ— π—†π—‚π—Œπ–Ύπ—‹π—’.
Weve all been through a hell of a 2020, weve had our share of losses, lets remain on our strength to conquer this misery
SomeOneElse Nov 2020
Racism and bigotry
In this divisive country
Black men being killed by cops
Tear gas for a photo op
Recession, race wars QAnon
As the pandemic rages on
Kids ripped from their families
Unwanted hysterectomies
Double standards in the senate
Greed and power their new tenet
Ignoring laws when they see fit
Nothing but hyGOPocrites
How can so many be so wrong
Falling for the pumpkin's con
Political poem I wrote on election day
Anais Vionet Oct 2020
I lived in Shenzhen, China, for my 6th and 7th grades.
- China was AMAZING.

In China, blond hair is unusual, I stood out like neon
and touching blond hair was considered good luck.

In a train station, if I stood still, I could draw a curious mob
- especially in the provinces like Heubi and Shanxi. I was in
more than a few selfies but people were polite and respectful.

China is much more advanced than the U.S..
Everything is new, clean and modern - the Internet is faster.
Most trains are bullet trains that travel 325kph (>200mph).
There are more than 10 new, gleaming cities larger (and newer) than New York.

An App called WeChat (used on your phone) runs the world.
imagine Facebook, iMessage, PayPal and Uber combined
- with that one App you could do anything.

At restaurants, you paid your bill at your table using WeChat from a QR code that the electronic corner of your table displayed. You even paid street vendors with the app - no one used cash.

Cameras are everywhere - if you break a law like jaywalking and BBBZZZZ you get a text and the fine is deducted from your WeChat account - all automatically.

Public TV screens, located on corners, show recent violations with the perps picture and the fine they paid - again, automatic.

Does this sound Orwellian? Well, maybe, but Chinese police
don't **** people - or even engage people for minor offenses.

America, you're broke and on the edge of being a third world country.

Yeah, yeah, I know that China is free-market-communist
and certainly imperfect - but if you saw China, you'd be impressed
and you'd know the ugly truth - America has squandered it's wealth on military macho and forty years of war. China's last, small war was in 1980 (With Vietnam who they beat in 3 weeks and 2 days).

Middle America looks almost bombed-out with closed businesses
(even before the pandemic) - but in China, you can’t look anywhere
without seeing building cranes - like a forest of trees. A physical
illustration of Americas loss of wealth.

I LOVE America - it’s sad to see. We've gotta wake up.
China isn't smarter, they learned EVERYTHING about capitalism from us.
topacio May 2020
the need
to create
& connect
is strong
with
this one.
Lacey Clark May 2020
My mother is strong
Wrinkles like love markings cemented in wet sidewalks
My mother knows no limits
She's a true nomad, with no belongings,
no job,
no life partner,
No home.
She travels from state to state
With no goals, no aim
Rediscovering herself
Unknowingly.
She says to me often
β€˜I’m 50 and just learning what you know about life and healing. So be patient with me.’
In Star Wars, Yoda says
β€˜The greatest teacher, failure is.
Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters’.
And I think of a time before I was born, and how her unfolding has toppled, quite ungracefully, into my unfolding,
And how we will always bicker about it.
Still a draft... not sure how to tighten this poem. Advice?
Reappak Apr 2020
Take me on a trip,
where we lay on the bare grass
stare at the night sky
talk to the moon
wink at the stars
Take me on a trip
to a piece of land unknown
away from this life
Where we witness
the wars, the stars fight!
Children aren't meant to know firsthand of the wars that are fought.
They are not meant to smell of
blood and ash and helplessness.
They aren't meant to be ferocious as feral wolves,
snarling and snapping at anyone that dares to get too close.
They are not meant to have bullets for words,
and knives for hands.
They are not meant to taste of loneliness,
much less of fear and gunmetal.
Children aren't meant to dream of loss
and failure
and sheets of blood that rain down
and paint the buildings
a macabre crimson.
Children aren't meant to become soldiers that fight the wars of their elders.
Don't grow up too fast. Enjoy your childhood while it lasts, because you'll miss it when it's gone.
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