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Human Heart MAG

May 23, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


Gun Shot
The bang rings out
Like a pebble thrown in water
Ripples collide
Slamming eardrums
Blood explodes
A life is lost
The blood is red
The life is human
But the skin is brown
The time is slavery
Or yesterday
Or 500 years ago
The time doesn't matter
And the killer says
The blood doesn't matter
The life doesn't matter
The skin matters
Gun shot
The bang rings out
Like a pebble thrown in water
Ripples collide
Slamming eardrums
Blood explodes
A life is lost
The blood is red
The life is human
But the skin is white
And people care
That can be yesterday
Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow
When a gunshot rings
And ripples like
A pebble in a pond
It's time to ask
Not the skin
But the heart
And the life
And the humanity
But not
And the skin is brown
And the skin is white
And the skin is asian
And the skin is hispanic
But the human heart.


The author's comments:

i wrote this for the i matter contest, which i found under contests in ti.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Oct. 5 2021 at 12:05 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
142 articles 42 photos 1009 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne

YEAHHHHHHHHHH!

on May. 29 2021 at 9:40 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

yeah, i read it, it reminded me of younger mes favorite book.(hey maybe that's why my writing is so messed up, when I was, what, 11, my favorite book was about a school shooting, casino, gang, and other such violence. in the end the main character is almost killed, and then the navy seal love interest almost goes rogue and very nearly murders the villain.)

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 27 2021 at 7:06 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
142 articles 42 photos 1009 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne

I have written a poem similar to this. It's called, "April 16th"

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 27 2021 at 7:05 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
142 articles 42 photos 1009 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne

This is very searing.