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February 4, 2005

 

Under the Shadow of Bigger Kids

 

when I was a young boy the big kids used to tease

and on the playground made the rules

that kept me from their games

not always

just enough so that I noticed that they were bigger

 

but I grew

as did they

 

into bigger kids on a bigger playground

the rules became more harsh

teasings turning to beatings

relentless

as bigger exercised its power

 

but I grew

as did they

 

into bigger kids making larger rules

to determine who can play and who cannot

I cannot

 

 

the big kids today are playing with guns

no one taught them how to live

and now they are on their own

and they don't know how to die

 


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