I Pledge Allegiance

January 6, 2010
By MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)


I look to my left,
See my best friend.
Fallen and gone,
He has come to his end.

I look to the sky,
Recite a quick prayer.
Pick up my gun.
Say, “this isn’t fair”.

He was still a boy,
Barely eighteen years old.
Fighting for his country,
In a world so cold.

Bombs fly overhead
As my brothers die.
One by one,
I say good-bye.

Americans protest
Saying, “no more war”.
Do they think I want this?
Who am I fighting for?

Through rain, sleet, and snow,
I’ll stand here with my gun.
And when I return,
My job will be done.


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on Jul. 5 2011 at 6:15 pm
WELCOME

on Jun. 26 2011 at 11:01 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

thank you !

on Jun. 26 2011 at 11:01 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

  thanks(:

on Jun. 26 2011 at 11:00 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

awe thank you that means a lot.  I am thinking about your family overseas! 

on Apr. 1 2011 at 7:57 pm
PoeticallyCorrect BRONZE, Ellenwood, Georgia
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
im not lame 'cuz i aint cripple
u dont know me like i know me
i love you, no i just like you like you

WOW

on Mar. 21 2011 at 1:04 pm
Starrlyt PLATINUM, Willard, North Carolina
20 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars -Les Brown

wow....wow...i usually read nothing to do with war. I think it's well stupid. But this is an amazing poem....

on Mar. 17 2011 at 8:33 am
Dominicano_Loco PLATINUM, Spotsylvania, Virginia
40 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live and learn, and when ya fall, Stand Strong and come back!"/"I'm goin to regrett this 1 tomorrow."

man... i read this and my mind goees to all the family i have fighting over seas... thank you so much for writing about the soldiers struggle. this is a great poem. the imagery puts me right in the battle field and makes me think the warriors thoughts. well done.

on Dec. 7 2010 at 12:35 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Wow.  This is so touching and sad :(

on Nov. 11 2010 at 6:48 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

well thank you(:

on Nov. 11 2010 at 6:47 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

no, I never had anyone die in the navy or army or wars or anything.  Both my grandpas were in the war, one was a pilot and one was a medic, but neither died.  I just wrote this one day.  I believe I was listening to Have you Forgotten by Darrel Worley.

on Nov. 11 2010 at 6:45 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

awe thank you!

on Nov. 11 2010 at 6:44 pm
MacSchiff SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
— Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

thank you so much!

manule SILVER said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 8:53 pm
manule SILVER, Oakley, California
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
live by the gun die by the bullet

i like this poem

on Jan. 22 2010 at 7:26 pm
Applejuice SILVER, Spring Valley, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't fair

I really like this. It is amazing.

on Jan. 22 2010 at 7:20 pm
Supernova7 GOLD, Redford, Texas
16 articles 6 photos 394 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let me cry my tears let me live in sorrow as long as you promise to be with me tomorrow
By Me:)

I cried when i read this i absolutely loved it.

on Jan. 20 2010 at 1:02 pm
whitetiger303 PLATINUM, Elmira, New York
25 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing last forever"

Did u have someone die in the navy or war or something. But i like your poem it's very heartfelt and touching i almost cried reading it.

on Jan. 20 2010 at 11:18 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

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