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The Girl with A Broken Compass:  A Poem

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There is an image that has stayed with me over the past few years. An image of a girl whose face is streaked with tears. In her hands she holds pieces of shattered glass and a tiny little arrow, all of this is red from the cuts upon her skin. It is all that is left of her compass. The girl had clutched it far too tightly within her sweaty palm, so as she stumbled on, watching for the coming dawn...

The Moon: Reflecting Light in Dark of Night

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The dusk, We feared to enter in as it foretold a foreboding gloom. As the night curtain fell, Darkness was our doom.   Yet, lo, with holy halo crown The moon gently shines down To where you are prone upon the floor And sweetly whispers to your lonely core,   “When you feel alone in the dark of night It is important to know that the moon still shines– A reflection of the...

A Chance to Live

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Wrapped up in his mother’s womb, The baby was due to be born soon. The doctor said, “There is no hope.” The thought of this she could not grope.   The mother had to make a choice. She could hear the baby’s unheard voice. “I ask you just one thing to give All I want is a chance to live.”   She thought on all that could take place, People smiling at his cute face. Backpack bought for...

The Sinner’s Final Breath—A Poem

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the romans, they condemned me condemned me to the confines of hell so they nailed me to a cross and speared my tender side and as i laid there hanging naked and alone the messiah, he turned toward me and in his eyes i saw a ocean of forgiveness and a mind that knew no wrong see, the romans had condemned him condemned him to the darkness of death but he will not stay for light can not be slain by...

Teens—Two Perspectives (A Poem)

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Editor’s Note: The world has a very different perspective of teenagers than we do here at TheReb. Instead of expecting us to do hard things, the world has low expectations. Instead of expecting us to follow Christ, the world expects rebellion. This poem reveals both perspectives. Read it both ways to see the dramatic difference. I have no hope It would be stupid to say That my generation...

Gen Z, Let’s Rise (a Poem)

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Can’t we all love the people we see Whether or not they all agree To what is said, or claimed, or cried Why can’t we love the person inside? Today we slam, we shout, we bash, We hurt, we scorn, and then we smash. We treat others like so much dirt And we don’t care what lives we hurt. I may not agree with a movement or claim, But I’ll treat the person behind them the same...

The Rebelutionary: A Poem

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I am rebelling against low expectations. Breaking down the social “foundations”. Changing adolescent definitions, To be bold and strong and brave. Striving for excellence every day. Setting examples, promoting change. I am learning, I am growing I am reading more and knowing I am more than ever showing. I am seventeen and, yes, it’s scary, But I am a Rebelutionary. My fear has not been...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →