Battlefield

August 25, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


There is no glory
There’s only broken bodies,
Dreams, hearts, hopes, and souls.



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on Feb. 21 2012 at 3:32 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

oh, so true, So true.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 6:29 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It's true!  Often there are wars waged off the field of battle that they could apply their courage to without being killed.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 3:42 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Right, courage like that can be valued in so much more important places.

on Sep. 14 2011 at 6:46 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Exactly, this poem wasn't to diminish the heroics of soldiers in war, but that war itself is not heroic or anything.  It's glorified so men join the army.  I feel like their lives are cut short and the time they lost was wasted, when they could've been so much more than a soldier.

on Sep. 14 2011 at 6:28 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ha ha, I love that comment! And the haiku, of course. It really captured the brokenness of war, the falsity of it. I'm proud of your excellent pacifism.

I think a lot of the guys who go off to war are really brave, but it's a pity their courage is used in such a way.


on Aug. 30 2011 at 8:58 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Hey thanks, :).  I'm tired of seeing advertisements saying that sending young men off is full of glory.  More like full of b.s.

on Aug. 28 2011 at 8:32 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Brava! I love how you say there is no glory in war. Brava! Good haiku!




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