The Impact Of War

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In a city west of Baghdad,
Where women can't be mad.

They all wear towels on their heads,
Men and Women sleep in different beds.

One night when the skies grew dark,
The U.S. bombs hit their mark.

Terror struck where terror breeds,
Innocent were killed over dirty deeds.

Deadly feuds, they say they halted,
But once again their actions faulted.

Trying to thwart off suicide bombers,
We're ending up with a world of Jeffery Dahmers.

Reporters asking Why, oh Why
Soldiers screaming Die, Die, Die!

Some were left injured, some were left dead,
It's not fun and games, just pain and dread.

Afghanistan, the land where this is taking place,
Is being turned into one big parking space.

Striving for peace, but only fighting more,
Is this the start of a third world war?

As our banner may wave,
They’re always digging one more grave.

To some its more than a game,
Now there’s a soldier with no name.

They may take your children and wife,
But they’ll always have your life.

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uncaring-unknowing-unthinking said...
Mar. 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm
it was supposed to seem ameture i only made this one for a poem for school so i said forget it and through it on here
PorcelainLover said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm
well, um, this is not bad. Definitely has potential..... Better than that other one thats like #1. :p But I would suggest not naming names, like all the places you named, and saying "U.S bombs." if you elude to the subject in clever ways, its much more poetic. Naming everything right on the dot is a bit amature. It has a much bigger impact when its done in a more poetic way. The concept was good though, and parts were impressive. Keep writing. :)
uncaring-unknowing-unthinking replied...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm
ok i made a edited version of this song see if you like it better
Morissa said...
May 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm
this was amazing. you truly understand poetry and such. 1., because you are the only one who understnds my "Black Nail Polish" :) and 2., becasue of this, and your other poem that I read, babe your my girl or somethin like that.
truly amazing!
jennnnnnn This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 12:55 am
i feel like more poems need to be written about these kinds of topics - important issues in the world today.

this is a great poem, definitely an eye opener.

i hope you'll check out my poems, they're not about the war, but your poem has really inspired me :)
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