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Oppression

by Anthony Lane Stahlhut (Age: 56)
copyright 11-02-2005


Age Rating: 7 +
Oppression


When I was just a little boy,
way back when, in school.
The other boys would make fun
of my writing and call me a fool.

They all said you must be gay
to write with Prose and Rhyme.
Threw my books, gave me looks
and pushed me around all the time.

I was really little back then
and would not stand up and say.
It's not right and I won't fight.
So won't you please go away.

I heard them laughing all the time,
but fought against their oppression.
Then in High School I got my chance
and gave them back their lesson.

As I got older, a little bolder
and too big to push around.
My popularity rose, with my prose.
For the girls all liked the sound.

So I wrote about all life's lessons
and the girls seemed to stand in line.
They said you're sweet, wouldn't it be neat
if the other boys knew how to rhyme.

The other boys were so jealous,
of how I was liked by everyone.
They called me names, played their games,
but I was having the fun.

So like the old adage says,
don't judge a book by it's cover.
You must try, to look inside,
treat your enemy as your brother.

You never know, where you'll go
and whom you will be drawn too.
What you did, to the little kid.
Might come back, to harm you.

For what comes around, goes around.
You really reap what you have sown.
Back in school, they thought me a fool,
if they had only known.






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        12-13-2005     Emily Garwood        

this is a good poem it was like that for me too once i started writing but i stuck to it thank god. it's a goiod quality in people to know poetry i'm going to teach my son so he'll have more ways than one to express himself thanks
Emy

        11-13-2005     Mary -BrytEyz- Ball        

Yes! My son is like this. He loves poetry, music, and art. There are many who made fun of him, but he's the one that's popular now! He's "hot" (so the girls say) and popular and funny and nice! Imagine all the best rolled up in one. Some girl's gonna thank her stars for the blessing in her life known as "DJ". :-)

        11-09-2005     Debra Rose        

and to big to push around.--that should be "and too big to push around".

Ah, how true it is...the boys who can write and draw are normally the ones (besides the jocks) who get the girls. Just how all these computer geeks used to be picked on? Now, they're hounded after because, not only are they attractive, they're the smart ones reaping in the millions.

Good stuff, Anthony. Correct that, and I'll give you praise

        11-03-2005     David Pekrul        

Some try to charm the girls with their physical appearance, others with their words. I image you had a lot of 'smooth lines' when you were in school.



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