Thought From A Younger Mind

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"We interrupt this program. This is a national emergency. The President of the United States or his designated representative will appear shortly over the Emergency Broadcast System."

An interruption

A stop

A split second in time

A life-changing moment


Is it a fleeting feeling?

Or is it holding back your tongue

In an embarrassing moment

When they tell you to shut up?


Is it the blare on the TV?

Or is it the silencing static?

When the world is barely there 

Where it's all gone wrong and there's no making it right.


Is it your brother's show stopping?

A news anchor instead

Telling you of the protests

The mounting number of dead.


Or is it your parents yelling

"Take your eyes off that screen!"

Teaching you that there are moments

Those pixels can't teach


What is it?

Perhaps I am too young to comprehend

The English language is open to interpretation

You're free to understand as you please.


The question is

How to stop?

How to avoid?

How to cope?

With this interruption in our lives?


I'd like to go back

I want to reminisce

Of those simpler times 

That I didn't know I'd miss


I have come to realize,

Interruption can be good 

Or they could be bad

The outcome in Situation's hands.


I've thought of it

And maybe it's time

To be interrupted

Quite possible

The clock has been turned back

One too many times


So I shall share my thoughts

The thoughts of a younger mind


Believe that good always outweighs the bad, 

Take a breath

Let our hectic lives stop

Realize what we've been missing

For so long


Take a time to reflect

Learn how to enjoy the present

Learn from your past

Remember your life before it's passed.


For once, hear the birds

Who have always been chirping

For once, see and watch

All the things you've ignored.


Take this wondrous interruption

And stop for a moment

Rethink your path

And maybe some clarity

Will seep back at last. 


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Azucena Martinez · ago
Andreita ! You have a brilliant mind with a big dream to reach the highest but I have no doubt that with those thoughts you are on the best path. I wish you the best of luck and continue fighting for your dreams, for your goals and for what you love most, with God always first.
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Ana Maria Borjas · ago
excellent definition of the reality that young people live
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Isaac Reyes · ago
A beautiful poem! This can make us believe that things happening right now can be changed and have hope that one day everything is going to be all right.

This is not only a poem,this a inspirational speech that can change people's lives in the way they see things.You have my admiration.

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Noe Mejia · ago
Felicitaciónes Andrea, muy excelente poesia . Siga adelante
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Vicky Mejia · ago
Is so Wonderfull Andrea, I liked it a lot, you are our new Shakespeare!!!!
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José David Mejía López · ago
Excelente Andrea, poema moderno e inspirador, felicidades!
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Fulani Woman · ago
Your opening stanza pulled me into this powerful poem. From a seasoned citizen poet (also in this competition), keep writing and sharing your thoughts. You've got my vote!
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Ian Aguirre · ago
You’re amazing keep doing your best!!
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Jorge Mejia · ago
"For once, see and watch
All the things you've ignored." That line is so meaningfull!