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Author Name: Freecraig1972 11 Comments
Date Added: March 17, 2004 09:03:56 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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An American conscience
Did i send you out
To walk on lakes of blood?

Did i send you out
To start the red flood?

Did i send you out
To take souls from men?

Did i send you out
To make bodies from them?

Did i send you out
To paint the land red?

Did I send you out
To make sure you were dead?

Did i send you out
To turn you to bone?

Did i send you out
To die on your own?

Author's Notes:
Speaks for itself.... My thoughts are simple, i cannot bring it in my heart to condone killing in any way shape or form. I am saddened when people think that the only way to gain peace is to kill another person. Terrorism is sickening, war is sickening, fox hunting is sickening. It really is about all killing...its not just about America but about all countries with a heart that they sometimes choose to ignore. I just felt that the usa shoulda known better. People should only go to war if there is no other alternative. I accepted that the war in Iraq was inevitable...but i still watched it with a heavy heart.
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Comment By: FreeAshley Phillips on June 19, 2006 07:27:27 AM Report
I can deff. understand your feelings here. I too do not condone killing in anyway, so it's so sad to see how many deaths occur from war.
Comment By: Freeamy Louise on November 27, 2004 11:05:51 AM Report
any war of any sort is wasted time and not to mention wasted lives it's inhumane..we as people are our own worst enemy, and thats the saddess part of all..if only people could see that there ARE other ways to right the wrongs of others, and not resort to violence...because remember...two wrongs NEVER make a right!!! craig...i'm right there with ya!!!
Amy :)
Comment By: FreeAly Manning on November 4, 2004 02:52:15 PM Report
No one likes war and none more than the Mom of a soldier. I have 2 there.
But they do their mission to preserve a freedom and manage to find
what pride they can from protecting their loved ones and their country. Though we don't want war we have to support their efforts and respect that they don't want to kill. The eyes upon America for the Iraq war and the fight against terrorism but
we all have a vested hold, terrorism knows no boundary lines. I hope our world finds peace all you can do is hope and pray for the soldiers.
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on October 20, 2004 11:37:50 AM Report
When intelligent minds earnestly seek common ground, peaceful compromise has a chance. War is evidence of division where there might have been unity. When more choose peace than choose war, peace reigns. Fortunately, The Man in America has only four years to do his worst. Perhaps the travesty of the last presidential election will spur the peace lovers to act more aggressively. Peacefully aggressive, that is. This is an important piece of work, reminding me that we are known by the company we keep. I pray we will be able to improve your view of us. You're right. We "shoulda known better". ML
Comment By: FreeTimespell on October 20, 2004 10:29:07 AM Report

Well your bang on the money,With every word that you've said.!! Wars are money machines that spin round and round. Its a nasty catch 22...that will haunt the human race until we are no more.

Comment By: FreeSweetSunshine on September 10, 2004 01:41:23 PM Report
Heavy heart's hard to understand why people do the things they do. I also accept that the war in Iraq was inevitable, but sadly. Great poem here, Craig...keep up the good work. Thank you for the thoughts you provoked with this.

Comment By: Freelamzy on April 29, 2004 12:44:18 PM Report
a vgood poem :)
Comment By: FreeJennifer on April 27, 2004 12:04:44 PM Report
Wow1 this is a heartbreaking write, because it is so true... It is pretty sad, and I wish there was something else that could be done... I wish this weren't inevitable...
This is written well...
Comment By: FreeKati Mia Perttula on April 24, 2004 11:37:34 AM Report
Very powerful,great!
I agree with you.
My heart is heavy too.
Comment By: FreeJocelyn on March 24, 2004 09:00:17 AM Report
Well said Graig. Nice poem, I am happy that no one close to me is in Iraq and I feel for those that are God Bless. =)

Comment By: FreeJessique on March 18, 2004 09:05:19 AM Report
I agree 100% with everything you are saying ...
killing is sickening and there is no reason what so ever to kill some one.
Great poem ...



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