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Worth While?

October 17, 2011
By poetry.is.beast GOLD, Topeka, Kansas
poetry.is.beast GOLD, Topeka, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Just keep swimming." -Dory!

Too much agony
Sorrow, anger, fear
Reasons for battle
But why?
Why fight when the sounds of pain are so unpleasant?
Why take your feelings out on innocent people?
The reason is this: the fighters have nothing to live for, nothing to ensure a noble passing.
But what happens when they've killed themselves, and not yet died?
They just...
Go on.
Feeble, crude attempts at being people; worthless lives.
Wondering, always, why they fought.

The author's comments:
This was one of the first poems I came up with in 8th grade, which was immediately recognized by my English teacher of the time who said I had a true talent. It was basically the kick start to my poetry-writing career.

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Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 3:59 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I like it, it's a very crude portrayal of the human race and war, but also very accurate. Great work!

Check out my poem Sowing Poppies sometime?