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This poem was written just days after the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The callousness of the press angered me! I felt as though a part of me died that day and sobbing, I wrote this poem.

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Cc
Wow that poem really touched me and Nickey you don't know me but i know how you feel i feel like i can't breathe and no one feels my pain, i feel like i am trapped and i can't get out. But i loved this poem it mad me cry!
Janis
EXCELLENT! It really touched my heart!
Demetrianna
I never thought that i poem so short could be sooo deep and touchin it takes a true poet to write someting as beautiful as that i give you snaps snap snap snap
Curly-Q
I really enjoyed your poem, it is nice to here that you took the time to write what you were feeling, you are very talented, you should continue poetic writing. It really helps to relieve any pain that you may have, it puts troubled feelings and emotions into something beautiful,keep up the good work!

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A Child Died Today

A child died today
and the whole world came to see
tuning in from coast to coast
glued to their TV.

Microphones and cameras
shoving in for the best bite.
And I, standing on the outside,
felt it wasn’t right.

Dignity is what was missing
as the media scrambled around.
Compassion never had a chance
upon that killing ground.

A child died today
and madness reigned free.
How do I know you ask?
You see, that child was me.


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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Tarah
this poem is awsoe i read the book and about colibine and it was awsome 2!
MARIA
AWWWW THIS IS VERY TOUCHING AND SAD. THE BEST POEM IV SEEN IN MONTHS! GREAT JOB!
nicky
this poem made me cry people will read this comment and think what a crazy emo . but no im me im an average girl who has friends and a loving family . i dont self harm and i dont always look depressed . but i hurt inside . all the time . i wear a fake smile everyday and when im supposed to laugh at something thats meant to be funny i try my hardest to laugh. i feel like ive died inside and all thats left is a living shell. nobody understands me x
sammy
that poem was a sweet and touching poem, you really did an great job. you should write so many poems.
Kimberly
you have a beautiful mind and wonderful words . I realy admire you !
DaDa
I know how you feel. I loved this poem.
Kylia
I really enjoyed this poem because I alse believe that the media had no place to interfer with the columbine I realize that the world wants to know but I wouldn't like the press fighting for the best story when "children" had just died. I give you complete props for this poem it was amazing
tina
aww how sad. its a very sad poem and its actually got a point to it i might add a good point not some insignificant one. lol. really though good poem. nice structure. always smile tina
marina
well wow i really liked ur poem alot keep up ur good work and keep writting poems.
Blaze
it was really great! once i read it i was all like,"OH my god! that is great!" and stuff.
shygurl
I love the poem due to things that have happened in my school being afraid all the time i know wat its like . GREAT poem !
sandy (sis)
i had never read a poem so touching and emotional as this thanks for the poem
Heather
I thought his poem was great! You deserve a five
sammi
aaawww! thats sooo cute! i loved it. it gave me chills. lol keep up your great poems!
Courtney
I thought it was a great poem. It almost brought me to tears. It was a buetiful and unique poem. I liked it very much.
su
Superb!
Sarah
You know that it's a good poem when it gives you chills!
Kelly
I really liked the poem. Keep up the good work!
Cathl
I love this
Jennifer
That poem was really interesting, i enjoyed reading it.. it also made me think.
candice
i felt that this poem was a true statement. whenever something happens in the world today everyone knows. they pay more attention to the bad but never the good. candice
courtney
I was so moved by the last line of this poem.I have never experienced being so blown away by a poem. great job. I am thoroughly impressed!
kate
i'm sorry about what had happened that day to you. This it a great poem that you wrote.
Meggy
this was a fabulous poem that really touched my heart.
Daniel
You are a talented writer.and by what I see, you realize that the words mean nothing..it is the heart behind them. Bravo
Lyndsey
It totally got me, and I cried.
andrea
I found this poem rather extensive and thoughtful. I felt certain emotions that this person was having. It seems to me that this poem may have several meanings to it, but what I felt the most is that their childhood was gone and it was a very tragic event for this person. Maybe their childhood was ripped away from them, maybe by becoming a teen parent, or having to deal with certain family ordeals that may have led to becoming an adult role model and setting an appropiate environment for younger siblings. I liked this poem very much.
Laura
This is a great poem!
Janie
This was truly a great poem, it really touched me.
stephanie
wow, that was the most amazing piece of work i've ever read. i got such goose-bumps, and thought it was goin to bring me to tears. it was so well put, so much heart was put into this, that's very obvious. all i can say is..again....WOW!
SHANNON
IT WAS SO MOVING, IT REALLY HIT THE HEART. PLEASE E-MAIL ME ANY OTHER POEMS THAT YOU WRITE OR ANNY PEOMS THAT YOU RECIEVE THAT ARE LIKE THIS. THANK-YOU FOR WRITING THIS!!
Dawn
WOW, that poem was very moving, the last line sent shivers down my back! That was excellent!
Sarah
this poem is truely tuching
Dee
That was a great poem i liked it alot
Ana
This poem is very unique and convinsing.It shows that people do care for others.It shows love and care for someone who just lost their life.This will be a good example for others who should learn how to respect and love.
j.
My son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter live in Littleton, and I felt exactly as the poet felt. Total frustration at the news media for being so crass about the death of our children. But for the grace of God my very own grandchild could have been one of those children.
Sabina
I Love that poem ! It Is sooo SADDDD.... GOOD JOB
melissa
this poem expresses the truth of an ugly situation and iam so glad it is finally put in words how the media reacted some of the scenes shown were very private and done to sensationalize a tragic crime!!BRAVO to this author!!!
sarah
That was a very good poem about what happened there that day. Made me sit and think
TIFFANY
THIS POEM IS SO INTO WHAT THE WORLD IS LIKE TODAY. IT MAKES YOU WANT TO CRY. ITS SO REAL ITS LIKE YOUR RIGHT THERE STAREING IN AH AT WHAT SOME HEARTLESS PERSON COULD DO. IT IS THE BEST POEM I HAVE READ IN YOUR SELECTION SO FAR.

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