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Poems

By Jessie Knowles, WY

The airwaves infiltrate our homes

our sanctuaries.

Decency, humility eroding away,

The media we trust

is a predator, penetrating our thoughts

Stepping back into the crowd is a

comfortable thing.

Here I can hide, I can be numb:

but theres something pulling at the ugly hairs on the back of my neck.

The deepest of trusts betrayed

tattered bonds, shattered laws.

Powerless to speak out

The only one to hear is my enemy

The enemy who wants me silent.

They say theres no going back from the first time.

Does that mean I can't fix myself?

Before I kissed it

Before I touched it

I wasn't broken.

How much is enough?

Is your indecency, your filth and the paycheck it brings worth the price of your soul?

I wonder how far The Mother went?

Is this all we can be?

Just another lost girl,

wishing she knew.

 

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The Media
By Mollie G. of Lexington, KY, 13 Years

Our eyes are wide open
But we never really see
what is in front of us
what our world has come to be

The media is a circus
always the people to please
forgotten is the world's morals and values
our country's original creeds

The welfare of our people
pitted against creative expression
truth is, the way we use this idea
borders on obsession

Immorality pumped through the airwaves
almost too much to bear
the scary thing is that not everyone cares
that loss of innocence is everywhere

 

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