Innocents in Darkness

June 4, 2012
By EmmettHerculeLaFave SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
EmmettHerculeLaFave SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." -Thomas Paine

People tend to fear purity
They fail to value inexperience
But know that it’s their insecurity
That makes them so imperious
We think violence can be heroic
No matter what we’re told
Our youngest are the stoics
Who know we must uphold
True courage, which comes with sensitivity
Empathy and encouraged creativity
People complicate things
What we need is simplicity
People shouldn’t drive to be kings
But be happy with domesticity
The only One to rule
Is one that’d hate nothing more than just that
All others are fools
That force themselves to combat
Innocence with aggression
Lightness with darkness
This grave misimpression
Enlightens the starkness
Of innocents forced
Into a perilous position
A sinister course
An essential mission

The author's comments:
Wrote this as part of my English final. I was never good at poems, I'm still not, but I thought this was the best of what I had, so here it is.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Mar. 4 2014 at 8:45 pm
Shadow_Wolf GOLD, Mayfield Heigts, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is not opening your eyes but opening your heart."
"You see not with your eyes, But with your heart."
"Think first with your heart not your head."
"If it has a heart, It is human."

I love the rhyme scheme within this poem, and the contrast comparisons you make..... This has a very strong image, and a very detailed arguement....  MAGNIFICENT!!!!

on Mar. 4 2014 at 8:43 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

The ending was striking. Fantastic job, Emmett!!

on May. 16 2013 at 12:40 am
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Lol you really would have loved George Washington back in the day. I wish we could have everything fixed by being friends, but sadly "The Wizard of Oz" was only a dream. Justice and mercy must both be served. While I, too, do my best to be friends with everyone, there will be a point when everyone must stand up for something or someone. I do, however, see your thought process and respect it, and I wish more politicians were like how you see to whom the power of leadership should be given. Oh, and it should be "Innocence." "Innocents" insinuates an individual who is innocent :)

on May. 13 2013 at 12:14 am
MattMattHatter PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
33 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. "
Thomas Gray

Your word choice is absolutely amazing, and I loved the message of the piece. Very very good

on Dec. 16 2012 at 11:31 pm
Elizabeth-of-rohan PLATINUM, Abbeville, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Pain is stronger than life, stronger than death, love, loyalty, duty.
~Essad Bey

"you are tired (i think) of the puzzle of living and doing; and so am i. come with me, then, and we’ll leave it far and far away—" - e.e. cummings

Simple images, but it's still good. :)

AnnaX PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 6:42 pm
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Hello, this is a very nice piece of work! I like the words you incorporated into it, as well as the sophisticated sentences. Great job.

on Jun. 10 2012 at 1:27 am
EmmettHerculeLaFave SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." -Thomas Paine

Thank you so much! Good tips.

bcw095 GOLD said...
on Jun. 9 2012 at 6:13 pm
bcw095 GOLD, Lake Zurich, Illinois
11 articles 3 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know why the caged bird sings." - Maya Angelou

Very well done! I definitely do not think you are bad poet like you commented. This piece is wonderful.

If you'd like to strengthen your poems, make sure you're piercing the reader with strong images. Relay your message with words that work together to put an moving image in the reader's mind (which you did here). Huzzah.


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