The Savage Kind of Peace MAG

April 7, 2009
By Akila_M. GOLD, Greensboro, North Carolina
Akila_M. GOLD, Greensboro, North Carolina
19 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dancing is the soul having happy convulsions." - Akila


War
is a place, a time,
true things ancient, told as lore,
never seen as a crime
and struggle is the norm.

Violence
is the survival of brutes
who call themselves gents
with their proud warrior roots
and armor that glints.

Their fathers of fathers of … fathers of war
sat with their staffs
and stood with their swords
and fought with the clash
of a wound still sore.


The author's comments:
Rhyme isn't typically my thing, but this began as a project in my creative writing II class and developed into something I began to like. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for me, feel free to post them. Thanks! I'm 17 years old and an aspiring poet.

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Akila_M. GOLD said...
on Sep. 27 2009 at 12:35 pm
Akila_M. GOLD, Greensboro, North Carolina
19 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dancing is the soul having happy convulsions." - Akila

Thank you!

on Sep. 27 2009 at 12:11 am
Just_Breathe SILVER, Visalia, California
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wow, this is really good, and very powerful. congrats :)

Akila_M. GOLD said...
on Sep. 19 2009 at 10:57 am
Akila_M. GOLD, Greensboro, North Carolina
19 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dancing is the soul having happy convulsions." - Akila

Thank you so much!

on Sep. 18 2009 at 4:54 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
30 articles 0 photos 273 comments
I love this. And 1000 congrats on making it in the magazine!


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