Learning From Television

August 30, 2011
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I sat there and watched,
Boland's words ringing in my ears,
I had never even stopped and noticed the wars that tore apart lives.
London, Madrid, New York,
Existed on a plane different to the one of youth.

Whispers of pain I saw on the news,
But what did it matter to me?
The tears, the blood, the carnage didn't concern me.
I had my own minuscule worries just like everyone else.

The pain etched across a mother's face,
The demands for reason from a father's mouth,
The irreversible damage done to a survivor,
Made me sit up and take a pen to put some meaning to their end.

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JustAnotherOwl said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm
This was really great, as well. I liked the message of it. And what happened here in the US was terrible...I've never really thought about what it would be like from the perspective of someone in a different country! Anyway, I really loved this and you are really talented!!
IrishWriter said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Thanks everyone for all the comments, your feedback is amazing. Appreciate all the support!
PoetikMuzyk said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm
you got the poetry thing down keep it up
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm
This is so awesome to be reading this right now because in america, we were just remembering what happened on 9/11/01, when the terrorist attack in new york happened. nice job writing this. i love the last line especially. it ends it quite nicely!
Kev-Girl said...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm
This is good! I love the theme and how you wrote it! good job!:)
Damara...C said...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 11:55 am
Interesting!!! :) <3
trblue replied...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:10 am

yep kid you got IT. I written

something close to this poem,

i like your words are white hot :)

sorry pretty in pink moment.

IrishWriter replied...
Sept. 16, 2011 at 9:30 am
Thanks so much trblue, that means so much to me :D I'll check your work out now since you were so nice!
trblue replied...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm
You dont have to do that
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