Emmett Till poem

Discussion
Dec 6, 2014

Emmett Till
Was an innocent boy,
just with an innocent mind,
a curious boy, with a open mind,
a boy that was discriminated by white people.

People that took his life a way,
people that believes in a racial way to live each day,
people that don't care about others,
people, people, in a society, people
that I will consider not part of this society.

People that need to pay for this injustice moment,
people that need to be punishment,
people that need to pay for this pivotal moment.

In the other hand our society it's not only component by bad people,
we have, we need to have a good view in people,
we have people that create good actions,
the only thing that we need is to have a good view on others.

In Emmett Till case was a pivotal moment,
however the society, our community can make a difference,
we have the power to create a change and,
we need to start now.

Comments

Great!

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Submitted by nishiii on Mon, 2014-12-08 16:28.

This poem so great! Not only did you have a good rhythm to it but you also had an amazing voice to it and your words fit so well. Keep up the great work!

powerful

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Submitted by kfasimpaur on Wed, 2014-12-17 22:01.

Lorena, I really like this poem. Thank you for sharing it.

You have a strong voice, and your poetry is powerful.

I especially like how you say that our society is not only bad. Sometimes, in all these conversations, it is easy to get bogged down on all the negativity and to forget that there is good too and that we can make a differnece. I really appreciate your lines

"our community can make a difference,
we have the power to create a change and,
we need to start now."

We can and we must.

Thank you for writing. Keep posting!

I like this poem and think

Submitted by hdasilva on Fri, 2016-06-03 09:16.

I like this poem and think you captured everything that really happened.