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Below is the poem entitled America which was written by poet Gabby Muir. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A shout
Lost in the night
A scream
Never heard
A cry
For help, destroyed
A plea
To save a life
A pull
A shot of a gun
A pop
As it crashes through skull
A death
An innocent slain
The beautiful
Turns their head away
From the suffering
The helpless, the poor
To anyone
A life lost
Because of ignorance.

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  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:19:00 AM
    Wonderful work and congrats on feature....Patrick

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 5:57:00 PM
    There is so much violence on our streets today, Gabby, and it has become so commonplace that people ignore it. Have you ever seen "Little Murders," a play (and movie) by Jules Pfeiffer. This is exactly the point he was making when he wrote it. When violence goes unnoticed, we're in big trouble. Very well expressed thoughts. Best wishes, Carolyn