Elizabeth Fletcher

Rookie (October 13,1995 / Maryland)

Shut-Up - Poem by Elizabeth Fletcher

Why can't you two shut-up? ! ? !
I can hear you!
Stop treating eachother
Like you're worth less
Than the dirt on your shoes! ! !

Give it a rest! ! ! Give it up! ! !
There's a tear on my lip too...
So cruel to one another...
You two are such a mess...
You're hurting us too. Get a clue! ! !

I want to cry
From whatching you two fight.
But I can't. I have to lie
To my siblings. Show them a light
That I'm not sure still shines bright...

You're killing us too
With your angry words that sting...
Please don't take us down with you!
So heavy with sorrow I can't sing...
It's a democracy. There isn't a king...

It's over for now.
The tension is still in the air.
It'll never be completely over....
And it will never be fair.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 11, 2011

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