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by Courtney D. – 8th Grade

What is a country
that has people travel to marvel
at the large stone buildings
that protect the leaders that
have led us into despair and war?

Is it taking pride in our accomplishments,
is it smiling at the power we pass,
or the feeling that that kind of thinking
is out of reach?

We have built walls to remember the brave.
We have built walls to remember the strong.
But have we built the most beautiful walls of all
to mask the mediocrity of our wilting leaders?

The brave soldiers get a slab of white stone;
The leaders who are responsible for those deaths
sit in a marble home
with all the riches of the world.

What is a country like this country?

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