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Going To War

November 4, 2011
By Mike6546 SILVER, North Carolina, North Carolina
Mike6546 SILVER, North Carolina, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
those who mind don\'t matter and those who matter don\'t mind

Some decisions are easy to make
when you know what's at stake

I would go to war
for those that I care for
if my family needed me
I would find it easy
to risk my own life
or live with stress or strife

Fear is strong
but I know where I belong
I've previously commited
despite my being timid
to protect my flag
now I must pack my bags

I truly believe
that I must leave
and return to my love
or meet again up above
fear makes us shake
but for my family's sake
I go off to fight
with courage, with might

It is for the best
that I endure this test
I hope to return home
with the glory of Rome
upon my homecoming,
to you I will come running

After this war,
just like before,
we will be with eachother
and so will my brothers
I will return to you my love
or we will reunite up above.

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on Jun. 29 2012 at 11:16 pm
Alixchica66 SILVER, Vicksburg, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Oh, so you have enemies? Good, that means you've stood up for something you believe in." -Marshall Mathers

Hey, I'm not sure if these are your words actually speaking in the poem, but just by being able to understand them makes you brave :) Keep being who you are and let it show in your work.

- alix

on Feb. 25 2012 at 10:33 pm
WriterWannaBe PLATINUM, Somers Point, New Jersey
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I liked this piece as well. I don't know if the speaker is you, but you really give the reader insight to someone who is debating about joining the military. I generally liked the piece but I did get a tad confused when you started saying "we'll meet above". I wasn't sure who you were speaking to or what it was about but I understood it when I got to the end. Other than that, nice work! (=

on Dec. 11 2011 at 1:50 pm
EmoAngel18 PLATINUM, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
21 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Music is my religion, Magic is my kingdom, The dancefloor is my heavan"
-by. Blood On The Dance Floor

this is really good. it kinda reminds me of my older brother....although i never met him yet i know tht with him being in the military is very hard on us and his girlfriend....

on Dec. 5 2011 at 7:55 pm
iloveu32 SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
9 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nobody can make you feel inferior without their consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

wow this is rly good :) 



Alise BRONZE said...
on Nov. 23 2011 at 11:24 pm
Alise BRONZE, El Monte, California
1 article 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it.

I really like it. I love the last verse. Good Job. :)