Learning From Television

August 30, 2011
By IrishWriter SILVER, Sdfddas, Other
IrishWriter SILVER, Sdfddas, Other
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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.


The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by Eavan Boland's poem "The War Horse" as well as a television program I watched about terrorist attacks and the damage they cause to ordinary people.

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trblue GOLD said...
on Sep. 17 2011 at 8:58 pm
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 7 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

You dont have to do that

on Sep. 17 2011 at 7:30 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

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!!

on Sep. 16 2011 at 9:14 pm
IrishWriter SILVER, Sdfddas, Other
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Thanks everyone for all the comments, your feedback is amazing. Appreciate all the support!

AMJaeh DIAMOND said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:48 pm
AMJaeh DIAMOND, Gallatin, Tennessee
51 articles 80 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
you don't have to understand the language to know its Poetik written Muzyk~PoetikMuzyk
Not Everything is ours to keep, no matter how hard we had to fight for it~PoetikMuzyk
‎"The face of my enemy only frightens me when I see how much it resembles mine"
- Stanislaw J. Lec

a few neurons can make us all a morons dont you think?

you got the poetry thing down keep it up

on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:42 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

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!

on Sep. 16 2011 at 3:35 pm
Kev-Girl SILVER, Plymouth, Indiana
5 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a maybe. Death is for sure. Sin is the cause. Christ is the cure. :)

Love is the breath of God, and prayer is the melody that makes it sing.

If you cant annoy someone, there's no point in writing.

Love is overrated, marry for money.

This is good! I love the theme and how you wrote it! good job!:)

on Sep. 16 2011 at 9:30 am
IrishWriter SILVER, Sdfddas, Other
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Thanks so much trblue, that means so much to me :D I'll check your work out now since you were so nice!

trblue GOLD said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:10 am
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 7 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

yep kid you got IT. I written

something close to this poem,

i like your words are white hot :)

sorry pretty in pink moment.


on Sep. 15 2011 at 11:55 am
Damara...C GOLD, Mings Bight, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Accept me for who I am, or, watch me as I go"!

Interesting!!! :) <3


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