Leila Mass

(Houston, Texas)

I don't understand


I do not understand
Why there is racism
Why people commit hate crimes
Why innocent people die
But most of all, I do not understand
Why people are proud of hurting or killing someone
Because their skin color, culture, and race are different
What i understand the most, is the ocean
Beautiful waves that relax and calm you down
It gives warning of a storm
Ripping its way through the ocean
By sending an army of harsh waves
The ocean in civilized and welcoming...
Are we?

Submitted: Saturday, October 10, 2009

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  • Gita Ashok (6/21/2010 2:44:00 AM)

    The ocean in civilized and welcoming...
    Are we?

    What a beautiful comparison between man and the ocean here! Great work! Keep it up! I rate this one a 10++++++. (Report) Reply

  • Gengis Capote (10/11/2009 7:30:00 PM)

    i think you would be most helpful joining Poets For Human Rights.com..ning..
    i believe your poetry could make a positive impact for a good cause...
    enjoyed your poem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Fish (10/10/2009 10:12:00 PM)

    Nice contrast between the things you don't understand and something that you do.

    Confederate in the Attic By: Tony Horowitz Presents a unique perspective on the lingering prejudice in the southern United States. (Report) Reply

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