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The Crop

May 15, 2009
By BlindSamurai GOLD, Bridgewater, New Jersey
BlindSamurai GOLD, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
-Malcolm X

The Crop
My master is angry with me
I’m sorry
My master berates me
No apologies escape
Will my master ever be happy?
Will they ever be satisfied?
No time to worry
There is fresh crop to pick

My master is angry with me
Its winter again who is there to blame?
I’ll wait for a passing

Spring again and what to show
Spring again a harder blow
Rejuvenation but its bloody

I have nothing to lose
I have nothing to lose
I wish to speak with conviction
Of convicted peoples and of my beautiful brother and sister
Is there a crucifixion on today?
I seemed to have lost touch
With the daily news

Winter again and my master is happy
I’ve reaped well the seeds were always sown
He will be happy soon
I just have to bow, one last formal bow
It’s a simple gesture of gratitude

I have nothing to lose, I have nothing to lose
The Crop leaves and dies upon these fields
My eyes are streaked with blood and tears and spill upon my fields
Mine to own and always to sow and reap

The reaper has become the rapist
But I suppose I have nothing to lose

The author's comments:
This piece is about the farmers who harvest the crop and the masters who rule them.
It is about burning that crop to the ground and angering your master.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Aug. 21 2009 at 3:04 am
sejalpatel SILVER, Cedar Park, Texas
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I liked this poem at times i had a hard time to understand what the message was in the poem and some of the lines are way too long though. but other than that it is good

amyxu said...
on Aug. 12 2009 at 4:08 pm
Hey this was very artistic and very good. It brought the reader inside the narrator's thoughts really well! One suggestion: a few of the lines are really long and could be trimmed down. Just make them less wordy. But all in all, this is a great poem.

on Aug. 5 2009 at 2:53 am
bluejay31 SILVER, Scottsdale, Arizona
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I LOVED THIS!!! AMAZING! 5 STARS!!! SERIOUSLY! My only complaint is that it's a little hard to understand and confusing, however, so well written!!! I loved the message you were trying to get across!