Beating for Boston MAG

April 20, 2013
By GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments

We hear it in the news
And it echoes in our minds
That the explosions are brought home
The IEDs lay in our backyards
Our safe haven is corrupted
War splits our soil
And feeds on our thoughts.

Outsiders tunnel inside
Dragging out our secrets
And flaming them to display
Pressuring the ground we walk on
To lift it to the skies
Breaking bodies and brains
Leaving children limp and fallen.

Thoughts keep spinning
Webs that breed spiders of destruction
That are thrown out car windows
And destroy our royal blue protection.

Bullets rip through domestic homes
As if we live on the Afghan sand
And casualties cross lines
That were never drawn.
The soldiers of our streets,
Brothers of those across seas,
Lay down their lives for us
Protecting everything, from the air
we breathe
To the voices we speak with,
Keeping us safe
But the encasing trap of borders
Lets leeches in and our
Bubbled worlds explode.

When will the time come
When debris flies like planes
And our great empire falls
And we lose our strength?

Will it ever come?
As Boston bleeds, bombed and shot
Battered and bruised,
We stand as one
All thought and hopes pulsing
Beating for Boston.



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on Jun. 27 2013 at 7:10 pm
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 167 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

You used imagery, and it was a thoughtful tribute to Boston!

on Jun. 18 2013 at 9:36 pm
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments
Hey right back at ch'ya

on Jun. 15 2013 at 6:20 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Great job! The emotion is amazing. Amazing! And congrats on the editors choice. And thank you for your contributions to my work. Keep rockin

on Apr. 21 2013 at 4:15 pm
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments
Thank you, it's a tragedy.. We seem to drift apart as a country, but when some of us are in trouble, we pull through as one.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 1:44 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
19 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

Yes, we're all thinking about Boston :( You expressed it so well

on Apr. 21 2013 at 1:10 pm
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments
Stanza 3 is supposed to say spiders and out, just some spelling mistakes


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