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Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Hufflepuff, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    The photograph has unfolded
    No color in its view.
    A testament to destruction
    Of a world with no hue.

    A Saint stands unmoving
    Atop the cathedral spire.
    But below his feet of marble
    Is the deathbed of the Fire:

    The apartments and department stores
    All gutted by its rage.
    A beautiful berg in Saxony
    Wiped off the world stage.

    Yet the Saint remains untouched
    By the mighty fire's rage.


    To all the victims of the Dresden bombing, 1945

    and to peace.
     
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  2. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    The Ukranian woman stares at me,
    Her child warped in misery.

    The soldiers march in iron hats,
    And the old man starving chases rats.

    To a child they give the **** of a beast,
    So that he and his brother may have a feast.

    A peasant-capped man sits on the curb,
    His eyes ahead, devoid of nerve.

    The Ukranian woman stares at me,
    Her child warped in misery.


    Dedicated to all those who died during the German occupation of Kharkov, Ukraine, during WWII. You are not forgotten.
     
  3. KrazyDimondRX

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    I like this one. Its short length adds more emphasis and power on what was said. Once again, i like it a lot..
     
  4. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    Thanks! I appreciate your feedback.
     
  5. MastahCheef117

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    Nice, I agree with what KrazyDimond said - it's relatively short length adds to the power and emotion of the poem. Nice job, again.
     
  6. MastahCheef117

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    Beautiful. :)
     
  7. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    Prokhorovka -
    The trenches - the Dirt -
    The smoke rising in the distance
    Where daily - with Death we flirt -

    Shattered hulks - remnants of tanks -
    Among which we stand - no to give thanks
    But to rest - in the smoking shadows of existence -
    And dream of the River - to bask on its banks

    So soft and wet with grass - beneath
    A jeweled sky we'd sit -
    And listen to the songbird sing
    Instead of waiting to be hit

    By death's random method.
    All it would seem
    Is for us to remember -
    Float away on a beam -

    Of sunshine -
    Shooting through the death grey clouds
    Like a spear - into the night -
    Instead - among the shattered hulks - we crowd

    To take a few breaths before proceeding
    Onward - to the End -
    Be it Death - or Victory -
    Pray that the Light does not diminish.
     
  8. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    The dull thing sizzled in my hand.
    My mind panicked - turned white -
    And without thinking I threw it over
    The edge of safety - into the fight -

    No more bullets - no more brains -
    Nothing but a weary - anxious -
    Hand monster - seeking death
    From its master - Infectious -

    Sharing its spoils amongst those
    Unlucky enough to catch its random method -
    And partake in its misery -
    Ending its world with a bang.

    Indifferent to number - speech - or creed -
    Fabricated to only perform the deed
    Of a hundred angry metal flies -
    Indifferent to crop - shade - or seed.

    Without need - without want -
    Without inspiration -
    Could this last ditch effort
    Restore a shattered nation?

    Moreover, shatter it futher -

    What was it like when you vanished
    Into thin air -
    Splattering apparition -
    Joy or Despair?

    Do you know that which you took with you?
    Do you care? (Of course not - absurd.)
     
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    Excellent!!
     

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