Do not forget people sacrificed themselves For the world todayDo not destroy what they worked forBut continue what they startedDo not forget what it took for the rights people have todayInstead continue to gain
I am happy about your poem, “get up” because it talks about saving the society. It tells us to make the world better and to not trash it like we are doing.To me the main message of your poem is to keep the society safe. I know this because in your poem you say that we are destroying the environment..One line that stands out for me is, “Instead continue to gain more rights for those who don’t have any Continue to make the world better Not destroy it” I think this line is good because it tells us that we are missing on what is truly important.Your poem reminds me of a poem that I once wrote about suicide and it reminds me that this society needs to be saved and that it can. Your poem sends an important message about saving the community because it tells us that we are trashing it and it’s true we are.Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Next time write more, what you wrote is true.
I am very empower towards your poem, “Get Up” because I like how you talk about how people back then fight for their rights and color people had a upstander which was Martin Luther King Jr shown in the poem picture. But now the dominant group of people want to take our rights right now. To me the main message of your poem is, “Do not forget what it took for the rights people have today. Instead continue to gain more rights for those who don’t have any”. I think these lines shows empowerment because color people have history that they fighted for their right. Then you talk about how we need to be grateful for their rights and not make other people feel powerless. This poem sends an important message about being a upstander because we had a lot of color leaders that let colored people voice be heard. Now we need to create a change and not be a bystander and be upstander because we still have racism existing in this world. To prevent this problem from happening is being a upstander and fighting for our rights if we want to be heard. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next because this poem shows a huge empowerment in our history.
I am passionated by poem “ Get up” because It really warm my whole body and it very powerful. One stanza that stands out for me is, “ Do not forget people sacrificed themselves For the world today Do not destroy what they worked for. But continue what they started. Do not forget what it took for the rights people have today. Instead continue to gain more rights for those who don’t have any. Continue to make the world better.” I think these lines are fascinating because I think this what the world needed to hear. And continue to make the world better. Therefore it reminded us about people whom fight for our right. Another line that stands out for me is, “ Hate won’t gain you anything. So do the opposite instead. ” I think this line is puzzling because reminded of Marter’s speech about hate. Your poem reminds me of story that I once read call “The Hate You Give”. It was a black girl who lived to a black community. And faced a lot of struggles and injustice. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I’m excited to see your next poem. This poem show to people to make the world better and very powerful.
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