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My Protest Write

 They`re marching on
 The Syrian soldiers
 Towards civilian neighborhoods they will prowl
 Heavily armed,their tanks approaches 
 All guns and grenades are loaded
 The have schools,hospitals and innocent people in their targets

 Shell shocked children screaming in pure death anxiety
 Their faces covered in blood,after their school being used as cannon targets
 Gone are the days when soldiers fought against eachother
 Now they smell civilian blood
 Assad`s soldiers will shoot you from behind
 My Syrian friend,you better wait until night falls
 Before you bury your dead brothers and sisters

 The regime`s days are numbered
 Written by the blood of the innocent,they have signed their own doom
 We,the world-are watching woman and children being slaughtered
 Because the UN say we have to
 I cry for you my Syrian brothers and sisters
 But hang in there,even though UN has delayed your liberation
 A time will come,the madman will fall from his shaky podium


 Where is your sence of pride,Assad?
 How do you sleep at night?
 Every woman,all the children you have tortured over the decades...
 Do you feel their death anxiety
 Or hear their screams for mercy when you close your eyes?

10th.February 2012

Copyright © Arild Andresen Ertsland

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Wow, this has an intensity about it Arild.. I love how you poured your whole being into this one to get your point across.. Enjoy the weekend ahead, I will be working tomorrow ;( hope you had an awesome week.. Love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:52:00 PM
    Oh, bloody hell! You wrote this, Arild. This was entered into my last contest. Did you always have your name on it? Let me explain myself further. I am not being rude here, please don't misinterpret my words. English is also my second language. Thus, I give other people breaks in my contests, if English is their second language. I enjoyed the message in this poem as soon as I read it the first time. Bah! I should have just placed it and not been such a Grammar-Nazi....besides, Nazis suck!

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:32:00 AM
    No, I don't think they hear anything when they close their eyes...they are following their bloodthirsty orders. My heavy heart beats day and night for those lost in this senseless slaughter. I am pleased you have written on this topic, Arild. It needs to be heard..Rise up, Syrian brothers and sisters and make your new leader's name be known.....Hugs, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Very powerful, I must agree with Debra. This was very entertaining and worth reading nmore than once. Your husky is adorable!!! :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 9:56:00 AM
    Powerful and enthralling poetry.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:24:00 PM
    WOW... Arlid... I feel the death... coming ones way... this is a very gripping poem... strong.. I sometimes wonder..lots.. and humans not acting like humans is one.. I think that is where the word posses... kicks in.. One can cry deeper than the sea. Still they can't open their eyes. One, day they will pay for everything. I'm sure he sleeps with his eyes wide open.Well~ I want to thank you for the smiles. U give~Really you do~ I'm a soup addict today...been here for 7 hours already. YIKES..pd

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 10:53:00 AM
    tick, tock, tick, tock, his clock is running, no despot can be classed as "human", well done my friend..David

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 7:26:00 PM
    his future is not bright. he will be running in the middle of the night. days and nights are filled with fright. it's just a matter of time before his enimies unite. but he will get his just desert a bloody face and a body thats hurts. no trial for the former king. only disgrace for his former reign.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 5:53:00 PM
    very sad state of affairs which the essence is engulfed in your words Arild.. so many suffering innocent souls on Earth.. brlliant beauty of a write luv..

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 2:05:00 PM
    wonderful write from the heart Arild, and all sadly true, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 12:46:00 PM
    a brave write that stirs the heart's request for societal honesty, arild.. marvelously crafted!.. winning huggs of for a contest..:)

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 12:04:00 PM
    So true... We all hear them but sadly ,most just turn up the music and walk away.... excellent piece.... Glad you enjoyed my work today.. Michael

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Political poem. Interesting, Arild. As you know all politicians are mean and tricky, If they're not, they wouldn't have decided to be one at first. All the wars and conflicts they are very expensive, they needs lives to pay. I pray for the best for them.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 6:06:00 AM
    You do your protest write very well here Arild it makes it more real for those of us sat snug in our little suburban homes just seeing it on the news now and then. Thanks for your comments I appreciate them xx

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 7:10:00 PM
    It hurts like hell, Arid..but I know that Mr. Assad's day of reckoning will come like everyone's...unfortunately, he is so wrapped within his pride that he can not see it coming... Good job expressing your anger, Arid. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 6:09:00 PM
    wow, Arild, you poured your heart and soul into this one. VERY well written poetry, my friend. Very moving.

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 5:18:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Very gripping, sad reflection in this place of bittersweet wherein we dwell my dear friend ˜ Love the heart & compassion presented amid a strong tone & voice; kudos ˜ Although I believe that your precious heart may have a typo in the term of, "Doom," instead of dome? * Love, John!:) ˜