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The Infinite Scroll

A poem by Alexander Fosnaugh, Sophomore English and Communications Major

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"Today, January 22nd, 2024, should have marked 51 years of Roe v. Wade."


"We're bugging phone lines

And tapping into your dreams

Did you think freedom would be free?"


• 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted).


"What about the lonely little girls? (I am sorry)

What about their monsters who prevailed? (I am sorry)

You never came to save my world

What about us?"


"2024 is just getting started, but anti-trans bills continue to be introduced across the country."

"What are you doin', dear?

Aren't you tired?

God, what are you doin' here?

I don't think that you were invited"


“CPAC Speaker Michael Knowles Says ‘Transgenderism Must Be Eradicated’”


We aren’t an ideology or political philosophy.

To you, we're not people, just tools, used to gain votes. 


"Oh, I get it, you don't want people to see me. Well people are gonna stare, they're not used to seeing one clown in a car"


"Block the Vote: How Politicians are Trying to Block Voters from the Ballot Box"

"Should We Take Away the Voting Rights of 18 Year Olds?"


They aren't doing what you want, 

"Gen Z Voted at a Higher Rate in 2022 than Previous Generations in their First Midterm Election"


"Democracy works when KNOWLEDGEABLE citizens vote, as was recognized as long ago as Plato’s and Aristotle’s time."


But,

"Has School Become Optional?"

"In the past few years, chronic absenteeism has nearly doubled. The fight to get students back in classrooms has only just begun"


Why show up, when the world seems like it's ending

"Global warming fuels extreme wildfires in a feedback loop"


We’ve created a world young people don't want to live in

  • "In 2021, an estimated 12.3 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.7 million attempted suicide. Suicide affects people of all ages."


"More young adults are living at home across the U.S. Here's why."

"5 things I GUARANTEE you're spending too much $$$ on"

"Do Millennials Even Eat Food?"

"Contradictory studies claim they’re shopping for fewer groceries…but also dining out less"


"Truth just seems inconvenient

Words are changing their meaning

Makes more sense than believing

I'm just losing my reason

What's the point in saving your soul?"



"Did you think freedom would be free?

We can't provide security

Cause the price tag would be too steep

And who'd finance the enemy?"

• Approximately 2.5 million children are homeless annually in the United States. 


"We walk lambs to the slaughter

To give our sons and daughters what they need"


"An Ohio pastor has been criminally charged for letting unhoused people sleep in his church to avoid freezing cold temperatures."

“Dueteronomy 15:7 'If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother'"


"The Supreme Court will decide whether local anti-homeless laws are ‘cruel and unusual’"


"The price of life itself"


"Are we on the brink of revolution?" 


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