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Below is the poem entitled INSECURE which was written by poet Alfonce Choi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In the evening, there was bad news,
In the north, a grenade had been hurled,
Hurled into a millitary station,
Six confirmed dead, ten badly injured,
And the minister said,
“We shall catch them, and they shall face the law.”

At midnight, sirens broke into the air,
In the south, an estate was in flames,
The cause of the fire is not known,
Eight feared dead, property destroyed, many left homeless,
And the minister said,
“We shall investigate this case, and the law must take it course.”

In the morning, we woke up on wails,
In the east, a terrible tribal clash had broken,
Forty confirmed dead, and  the number is expected to grow,
Homes destroyed, and thousands displaced,
And the minister said,
“We cannot tolerate this! They won’t  go unpunished!”

At noon , the whole nation goes dark,
In the near east, a massacre is reported,
A security convoy had been ambushed,
Thirty seven reported dead, others are to be traced,
And the minister said,
“We feel the loss, we shall deploy a military operation.”

In the afternoon, comes the breaking news,
At the central ,a passenger carrier has been blown into the air,
A life bomber was one of them,
There were no survivors, and passersby injured are in hospital,
And the minister said,
“We cannot be intimidated by terrorists! We shall pursue them.”

When it’s dusk again, we get into our homes,
With cold sweat on our necks ,and with hearts in our mouths,
A screech in the night, sends the heart racing,
May be, I’m next in the line!
And as we lie sleepless, the minister says,
“The security of our nation, lies in our hands.”


Copyright © Alfonce Choi

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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.

    Choi Avatar Alfonce Choi
    Date: 8/1/2013 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanx Sean, I feel encouraged by your compliment.
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Wow Congratulations on your featured poem so well done! Laura :)

    Choi Avatar Alfonce Choi
    Date: 8/1/2013 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanx Laura, your compliment is my motivation.
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Welcome to poetry soup, you will be of great value to our soup with poems such as these blessings, xxx Roses xxx

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 3:38:00 AM
    i feel the earthquake and the rumbling.welcome bro

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 11:45:00 PM
    amazing use of irony and a superb ending

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 3:09:00 PM
    this poem is very nice

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Alfonce, Wishing you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself! If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it. HUGS <3 from your newest friend ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Great work that expounds what can happen and what has happened..Good work..Welcome to soup..Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:01:00 AM
    I think insecurities is what makes us a bad bad land* enjoyed the first post here.... Alfonce, "Welcome to the poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest --called the “7 wonders” I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like, please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far..... Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:04:00 AM
    Thank you for your well written poem Alfonce. - Welcome to P-Soup! - Have fun with writing, reading and comments with us. - Good luck! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)