American Truth

January 15, 2009
By Brigette Baldwin, Raleigh, NC

We speak of the truth, but where is it?
The truth of knowing freedom and happiness come at a price
Yet we seem to struggle with throwing that on last dice.
We say what can’t can and what won’t will
For we know what we Americans really feel.
To see the truth without innocent lives will be the day we stop fighting for our lives.
As we ponder on whatever it may be
Is it the absence of life or is death just a fantasy?
We fail to realize one who lives, dies….
Fight for our rights all in all, they fought for our rights when duty called.
Young men and women risked their lives so we wouldn’t have to worry about people on planes carrying guns and knives!
People seem to think it’s easier than it looks, but real life is not what you read in books.
Don’t shun death! No, accept it as it is! You may call it bad luck but death is an eternal bliss.
Death is life and heaven. Death is love and beauty.
We speak of the truth, but where is it?
The truth of knowing freedom and happiness come at a price
Yet we seem to steel struggle with throwing that last dice!

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem originally for my creative writing class,when we had to write a SLAM. The war inspired me. It inspired me to showpeople what the death of a soldier really is.

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CoumbesJ said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 10:03 pm
This was really good! I enjoyed it alot, I didn't know poetry was your thing :-D

mansaray said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 8:12 pm
-good job bridgette

-love the oxymorons (i think thats what they are) and the beginning got my attention

-work on the ending

-can you do another love poem? those are my favorite


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