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A Glimpse From The Past, West Sumatra



Walking down my street one day

I watched a driver accelerate his bus to hit a

Cat and her kittens, only to drive on with a smile of

Success

I watched a mother leave her infant on the side of

The road, in an open sewer, for her dead child to

Rest

I watched dog literally eat dog, for this was the

Only way to make the pain and reality of starvation

Recess

I watched these observations kill the ignorance from

Bliss, once possessed, of and by this 12 year old

Tourist.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Scheme X A B B X A X X X
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 454
Words 92
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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