Instrument of War

May 8, 2013
By GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
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An extension of yourself
Is an arm or leg
But what about the weapons you use
The possessions of hate.

An extension of yourself
Is an embrace or soft touch
But what about the music you make
The possessions of love.

The fire you endorse
Not of flame but of fear
Burns like water
Tongues taking everything in their paths.

The notes you breathe
Not of voice but of trumpet
Heal like fire
Warming hearts and tracking thoughts.

The war you fight
Compared to the music you make
Not a gun
Or a trumpet
Make what you do with war
With music.

As the extension of you
Keeps others safe.


The author's comments:
You know that music in war movies where the trumpet has the solo and it's sad but defining, well here's a reflection. After all, make music, not war.

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on Jun. 29 2013 at 9:33 am
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

You are very much welcome! I had so much fun reading everything! :)

on Jun. 29 2013 at 12:45 am
GraphicWriter DIAMOND, Yuba City, California
63 articles 10 photos 89 comments
Thank you!! You have honestly made my night with all this positive feedback on my work, thank you, thank you, thank you- and I'm glad you enjoy them! :)

on Jun. 28 2013 at 12:05 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

This is such a cool concept! I could almost hear the music as I read, which was especially impressive seeing as you did not mention it outright until somewhere around the fourth stanza. Stylistically, it is lovely. You raised a lot of interesting ideas (fire of fear burning like water, use war and music instead of guns and trumpets, the triumph of grand concepts over tangible details). Such a joy to read!


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