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"Truth Poem": A submission from youth subscriber

The Truth Poem


It’s a miracle that people don’t understand that we are all the same

It’s a miracle that people are still judging minorities by the color of their skin,

When that happened 70 years ago.

It's a miracle that people support the man with lighter skin,

Than the man with the darker skin.

Is it really a miracle though?


They tell kids that everyone is the same, 

But they don’t show that.

They tell kids that they create the future,

But at this rate, is there going to be a future for us.

They tell kids all these things,

But with little to no experience.


We don’t want to see the gruesome truth,

We don’t want to see what really goes on,

We don’t want to see pain and torture of others, 

We want to see what we want to see,

But what we want is only a dream.


I wish I wasn’t scared of what lies ahead,

I wish I wasn’t scared of the fact that everyone dies,

I wish I wasn’t scared of the outcome when something doesn’t go my way,

I wish I wasn’t scared of being killed,

Being killed by an friend, enemy, or someone I don’t know, or a person made to protect me,

Whether natural causes, be accident, or on purpose, 

I wish I wasn’t scared.


But let’s just wait,

Wait for a world with no pollution,

Wait for a world where people are judged for personality, not their origins or skin.

Wait for a world where they are famous for their actions and not their money,

Let’s just wait, 

But that's what we’ve been doing, 

Waiting.




-K. Joplin (pictured in purple)

13 years old

Tomah, Wisconsin


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