Friday, June 17, 2011

Pride


POETS UNITED
suggests 'the ocean'
WATERY WEDNESDAY

PRIDE

Pride, they say, comes before a fall
And a shadow proved that true.
Here am I, looking very small,
Photographing a view.
See me in the centre,
That pathetic little dot?
I thought I was important.
This shadow proves I'm not!

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SUICIDE BOMBERS
(An Acrostic)

Such awful concepts now exist!
Useless death is on the list.
It's caused by the older generation.....
Children dying! Abomination!
Innocent children, manipulated
Duped and brain-washed, decimated!
Every day it seems we hear
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Beastly stories from far and near,
Of teenagers caught up in the madness;
Mothers sending them off with gladness!
Bombs attached to sweet young flesh
Beirut! Baghdad, Bangladesh!
Ruthless adults making wars!
Surely there can be no just cause.
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5 comments:

from my wicked ways to turning a phrase said...

nicely done. love original poetry

Kim Nelson said...

'Pride' tells a tale we all know and often fail to admit. Great reaction to the prompt. I am ever amazed by your creative ways.

thingy said...

Two brilliant and thought provoking writes.

Mary said...

How very true about our sense of importance! A few politicians should read that poem. LOL.

Ella said...

Well Done; so much thought arrives when reading both of these~