War (A poem for two voices) MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

THE BOMBS
                                        soar.
Lightning flashes          Lightning flashes
on a calm
                                        summer day.
The aid becomes
                                        the monster.
Civil people
                                        throw stones
at the innocent.
The world watches                 The world watches
in fear          in fear
wondering
          who will
Save their children?          save our children!
war ...                                        war ...
war ...                                        war ...
war ...                                        war ...
How can                                        How can
war
                                        prevent the
distortion of freedom?          distortion of freedom?
A small
                    child
sits and colors                    sits and colors
a union of races                    a union of races
hand in hand.                    hand in hand.
As the
                                        bombs
crash
                                        through
her little bedroom           her little bedroom
window!                                        window!
Who gets
                                        hurt in a war?
soldiers ...
                                        parents ...
friends ...
                                        countries ...
and a
                                        man working
the late shift                              the late shift
at a building
                                        he was just there
to clean                              to clean
Yet still the bombs                         Still the bombs
rip through                              rip through
a pale purple-red
                                        sky.
Another flag is
                                        burned
in the name                              in the name
of freedom.                              of freedom.



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on Feb. 2 at 8:11 am
skematt PLATINUM, Shanghai, Other
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This is such a beautiful and realistic piece of writing to describe such a disheartening situation!

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

on May. 6 2017 at 3:00 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

That was amazing. I love how you zoomed in on the idea of an innocent janitor getting killed by a bombing to show the consequences of war. Your imagery and format were awesome too.

on Jun. 15 2015 at 11:24 am
Nated315 DIAMOND, Morrisville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Truth has many shades. It's not a matter of black and white, but many grays.

you really captured the idea of war with the suffering and agonies... Keep writing and congrats on the publishing!!!!

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on Dec. 2 2014 at 5:41 pm
Klipspringer, San Antonio, Texas
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And in the end, we were all just humans... drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

I love it! I thought it was really good. :) I love the way it was written!

on Oct. 9 2014 at 12:11 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I also, love how you wrote it. :) Thank you again. 

on Oct. 9 2014 at 12:10 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wow. I'm so glad, that I chose to check on the poetry. This is just amazing. Phenomenal. So many, people's writings are phenomenal and amazing. Your poem is just raw and honest and powerful and true, just filled with a lot of truth. This is just ... so good. You have such a talent and greatness in you. You are a wonderful and talented writer and person. Thank you so much, for sharing this. I don't when this happened, but congrats on having this published! :) You deserve it. Thank you again. :)

on Mar. 22 2013 at 8:12 pm
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

wow...that format really confused me

heythere! said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 3:44 pm
That was REALLY GOOD! I hope I can read @ my poetry fest!?!?


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