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A Poem: Take It Down

By Madeline Federle ’19

Staff Writer

Excuse me young sir;
explain to me your philosophy.
How you manage to hang up two,
one that contradicts the other.
One for the rights of all,
another for pride you say.

Pride in a face who:
slaughtered men,
replaced machines with humans,
walked away innocent.
No pride is shed here.

Excuse me young sir;
explain the pain you’re causing,
the ignorance you are sharing,
the harsh reality that is unappealing.
You inhuman disgrace.
Take down that misery.
You wouldn’t survive a day
in the reality of the eyes who shed tears,
where blood fell to rid the corrupt red white and blue.