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Just Because

January 9, 2010
By StandardToaster PLATINUM, Pasadena, California
StandardToaster PLATINUM, Pasadena, California
20 articles 0 photos 209 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy ever minute of it."

While walking through the park I see two little girls
Playing in the sand like it's the greatest of thrills
Then one of the girl's mother comes and drags her daughter away
I hear her scream and shout words, an understanding I lack
But through her hollers and screams I catch the words "she's black"
I look up to my own mother and ask her why it was
But she just shook her head and answered,
"Honey, Just Because"
After this event that made me sad with pity
My mother and I headed into the city
The rushing cars and the tall skyscrapers were great
But there was something there that made me feel quite faint
A sad little woman was sitting in the gutter
She was holding a mug and asking "Spare change for a soon to be mother?"
I stared and looked in horror as the people passing by
Rolled their eyes and said "Not I, not I, not I!"
I gazed up at my mother, in rage at their laughter
And asked her why it was
But she just shook her head and said,
"Honey, Just because"
That day I learned that the world is full of flaws
And if you ask why
They will say
"Just Because"

The author's comments:
Story of my life. I look for answers but people try to cover them up.

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This article has 5 comments.

Mikaela GOLD said...
on Jun. 2 2010 at 7:40 pm
Mikaela GOLD, Bellingham, Washington
11 articles 29 photos 150 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here I stand, I can do no other."

It is true.

on Apr. 6 2010 at 6:35 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

This is great! I especially love the last four lines - so sad but so true.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 6:21 pm
hyperactivemayfly PLATINUM, Arlington Heights, Illinois
29 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Un ange frappe a ma porte
Est-ce que je le laisse entrer
Ce n'est pas toujours ma faute
Si les choses sont cassées
Le diable frappe a ma porte
Il demande a me parler
Il y a en moi toujours l'autre
Attiré par le danger"

Nice. I hate people that do stuff like that. Your poems are all so deep!

kikid94 GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2010 at 5:12 pm
kikid94 GOLD, Linwood, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 3 comments
I really, really like this poem :)

Good job!

jeanwolf GOLD said...
on Jan. 31 2010 at 7:13 pm
jeanwolf GOLD, Lodi, California
14 articles 11 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eternity is forever, falsehood is a never

deep that is all i have to say.