When the Sky Turns Grey

March 21, 2017
By A_Fellow_Writer SILVER, Delaware, Ohio
A_Fellow_Writer SILVER, Delaware, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world."


When the golden rays of the sun sprout forth, and the

     sky is blue with health


A chant will echo from south to north, a cry of abundant
     wealth


But what if one day the sky turned grey, and the sun hid
     its face


What would the meaning of the cry convey, would it not
     be filled with disgrace?


When flames leap forth and mar the ground, when the
     cries of humans fade


Should not old rivalries in forgiveness drowned, be at-
     least for a time allayed?


But the leaders of the world would call me traitor, and
     silence me behind cold bars


So instead I flee around the craters, dying in silence
     still by the world’s scars
 


The author's comments:

A soldier as he experiences the horrors and uselessness of the War to End All Wars.


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on Mar. 28 2017 at 9:05 am
Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"

~Me

Good, I'm glad :)

on Mar. 27 2017 at 10:14 pm
A_Fellow_Writer SILVER, Delaware, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world."

@Patrick82432 Thanks, I will! :)

on Mar. 27 2017 at 6:16 pm
Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
49 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"

~Me

I love this piece, it's message is very real and impacting. Keep writing!




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