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TEARS
by Rea-Silvia Costin
Friday, February 20, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I wrote a series of poems about the war and the futility of it, in my opinion. This is one of them.

 

 
TEARS
 
Tears running down his cheeks,
The soldier mumbled
Under his breath:
“If the President goes with me
On these rides,
I’ll serve another 15 months
Without my salary!”
 
Tears of frustration,
Tears of exhaustion,
Tears of impotence,
In face of the futile war!
 
Another bomb attack!
A small boy’s body mangled;
An old woman, whose house was invaded,
Crying,
Impotent tears,
Of frustration,
Of despair,
At the needless, futile war.
 
REA-SILVIA COSTIN, P.E. .2007
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Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 2/25/2009
Hello Rea,

You wrote this poem with intense pain and frustration, and the only result...tears. No other emotion can be more appropriate for a useless war, and mankind will continue to shed tears in years to come.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/22/2009
Expressive and well written piece,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Axilea MU 2/22/2009
Effective imagery to express the futility of war. Thank you.

Axilea



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