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inter charitatem tragoedia

August 15, 2014
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


i leafed through
the post early
today, amber sun
rays winking
through curtained
windows—
murder, arrest,
death, murder,
larceny, rape,
murder, war—
and to my
surprise one
act of charity:
some kid,
with too much
time in his
unscarred hands,
collected $500
for st. jude’s,
even though
some a******
stole $200
from him
a week ago



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 7:26 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

a commentary..exactly. poetry shouldn't solely relate the lingering emotions of a break-up...or the arousing feelings of an indifferent crush, but delve beyond the apparent and tangible. sometimes poetry is the only voice of what isn't presentable. let's be proactive with our poetry. not that poetry shouldn't explore the complexity of the human emotions. thanks for reading!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 7:22 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

honestly that's a huge compliment for me. impressionist art is my favorite genre of art for many reasons. it's not a still portrait. it moves constantly even though to the simple eye it doesn't seem so. there's emotion, thoughts, images—all pacing at an inconstant speed, moving along.... and that's what i want to do with my writing. to not present a constant case, imobile and listless. but a dynamic fathoming that constantly changes and rushes, but also remains still and hidden. with every word i try to paint pictures. thank you for capturing this. ^u^ 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 7:17 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this little jagged piece. 

on Sep. 18 2014 at 10:00 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I love this poem! The tone and language throughout is amazing! I've noticed this about the news as well, it's a sad commentary on what society is becoming :( 

on Sep. 17 2014 at 8:58 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
2 articles 0 photos 60 comments
"Unscarred hands" wow those two words can be analyzed in so many ways....I love how you bring different elements into your poems. Your pieces are like collages in which people readily see a different picture. You are monet! The impressionist!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2014 at 8:18 am
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

First off, I love your title; the Latin phrase instantly captivated me. Your technique of not capitalizing is great as well, adding to the uniqueness of the poem. And, of course, there's your imagery, which is fantastic and said in just a few words. Great job with this! 


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