Justin Tallman

Rookie (September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

Rest In Peace (Rest In Price) - Poem by Justin Tallman

'She has died! '
cried out the boy
whose only reason to live
was his crush in grade one

'She has died! '
cried out the teenage mother
whose mistake leaves her in indecision
a war between 'Pro-life' and 'Pro-choice'

'She has died! '
cried the homosexuals
whose preference viewed unethical
and cast as society's new nigger

'She has died! '
cried the emotionally troubled youth
misunderstood by their parents and psychiatrists
silenced and gagged with a bottle of pills

I look away from the mourning
to watch the capitalistic businessmen
carve the names of their companies
into the gravestone to profit
from her name


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Love is a marketing tool.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 8, 2012

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