the revolution

My nephew Dylan is a senior in high school in Corvllis, Oregon. He recently had a poem published in Teen Ink which is a very cool magazine and website dedicated youth art and writing. I’ve reprinted his poem here with permission but you should go check out more of the great work at Teen Ink as well.

The Revolution

By Dylan G., Corvallis, OR

The Revolution will, indeed, be broadcast
displayed in high definition on every wall
for children looking up from their games
and fat middle-aged men digging for another handful of chips
as faceless bodies in tattered clothing run past on screen
and a head is blown off to scattered but polite applause
Mom and Dad comment on the clarity and detail of the image
while little Junior stares in blank apathy
and fiery flashes are reflected in his jaded grey eyes

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