The lines protest

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this poem has lines 24

even though i wish for more

I wanted to have 30 lines

and that is what I'm fighting for

I want to do more poetry

but you will not let me be

when all i want is lines 30

why oh why can't we be free

in this poem what i want to do

is far past me and close to you

but 30 lines will not get through 

I protest

adults think that people young

can not accomplish it

and inside i feel stung

by a golden bee

with all my might i protest

and while you think we're not good enough

and that feeling is really rough

and even though i'm really tough

and even with this junky stuff

It can not get to me

I protest

I strongly protest​​​​​​​

Sarah Hechtman