Understanding A collection of poems
by Keegan K
Giving‐up He sat there alone, not even trying, Though his goal was still in reach. All his chances were fading away, As he sat there thinking. One mistake was all it took To shut him down forever. He looked back on his mistakes With resentment and sorrow, And he decided to quit forever. Instead of trying even harder He never looked for the opportunities, All the beautiful chances. If he would open his eyes and look He could see he could still succeed, But that idea does not occur to him Because he has given up.
Understanding The magnificent Green and Orange wheels whizzed around, Blurring into a combination of the colors. The rubber burned as it rolled incredibly fast Down asphalt that was darker than night. But no one noticed this They only saw the obstacle in the way. They might see out of the corners of their eyes The colors lighting up like fireflies in the night, But that never stopped them From starting to steam in rage. They didn't see the beauty. They only saw that stupid kid Who couldn't hear the horn. They just didn't understand The magnificent Green and Orange wheels.
Why? They travel on through dust and storm, Walking with no end. They have no reason to go on, No light around the bend. Their hearts and bodies fight through pain, But they have no time to mend And through the pain they wonder, Is it right? Their minds surrounded by stone walls, But doubt always slides through, When everyone they ever knew Slowly leaves this world. They are hardened and scarred, But still go on And they wonder through It all Is it right? They go through lands of great beauty, Lush jungles and strong cities. They go through places with no hope, Barren deserts and run‐down homes. But they both seem the same Because they know that surely, Paradise can't be that way. And through it all they wonder, Is it right? They fight with no goal in sight, No memory of good times. They are the best of people, Yet they always seem to die. The cause is long lost to them Which is to no surprise Because everything they ever did Will never be remembered And the ones that live have time to think, Is it right?
No matter how hard they try, Their goals are never achieved. Even though they sacrifice No reward is ever given. Whole lives gone away , Destinies destroyed And through it all the some who survive Sit and wonder, Is it right? And no matter what happens Even in death, They stay soldiers, And they wonder, Why?
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Published on Oct 20, 2011