A Poem by jmichelle

Author: jmichelle
Created: May 26, 2010 at 10:02 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 218 views

Dont Just Turn Your Head  

A little old man in a cardboard box
wiggling around a tin cup
digging in trash cans for their food
dont just turn your head

a knife to her throat
wrists already bleeding
blurry vision
and a baby to come
dont just turn your head

a thousand kids
in need of food
while we throw away tons
dont just turn your head

you may think it doesnt involve you
its not your problem
you may say that you dont care
but well that would be ignorance
dont just turn your head on the need of the world


Last Modified: May 26, 2010 at 01:09 pm
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Author Notes

just a few instances where alot of people do just turn their head

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Comments & Reviews ( X 3)

June 01, 2010
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I wish I could scream this out to the world sometimes...yes we help people but not the ones in our own country or atleast not alllll the help we could actually and sincerely give :/ Beautiful poem and I loves it!! Glad your writing again

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May 26, 2010
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Nicely done! This poem portrays the unfortunate truth of the world - always too busy to help those who are really in need. People are so wrong when they think that these things don't involve them. I like the form of the last line~

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May 26, 2010
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I think this is a very, very good poem. It's true - only the other day there was an article in the newspaper about how a man was left to die on the street as passers-by brushed him off as a collapsed drunk. I think an idea to have your poem make even more impact would be to separate the last line: Don't just turn your head, into a single stanza. Well done!

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