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Completely absorbed,

             the young zealot rips his foe

                      limb from bloody limb. . . 

      From his parents’ TV drones

               more talk of terrorism.

in their own worlds - thrilling for the kill. . . can they learn compassion? kids playing games like “Modern Warfare”. . . how can violence stop? A tanka with questionku chasers for Yasmin Khan's Video Games Played Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:11:00 AM
    i have fav'd this too ....

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Good morning Andrea,, :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice exposure in Yasmin's "Video Games Played " extravaganza... take care ~PD

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Wonderful entry,Beautiful piece...Food for thought..Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest,good friend...

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this poem

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Well said on this poem Andrea. The northern lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen mostly in the winter when it is cold. They can appear in the summer too. The light runs across the sky forming all sorts of patterns. It can put on quite a show. One of natures beautiful display. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Good going.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on deserving Ist Place win, Andrea. You would think that after all the centuries of violence man would finally "get it" that with violence no one wins. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 11:44:00 AM
    Very well-said friend Andrea. Congratulations on your grand win. Cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Another winning poem, and this time with a winning message!! Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Congrats on this neatly designed and written take from the dark side of video games. Video is a big teacher, but what most of them are teaching needs to severely limited. RAY

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:12:00 AM
    So very true! Such a nice blend of forms too. Congrad's on your thoughtful write winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Good questions, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:56:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:43:00 AM
    hi Andrea! Dutch saying "we struggle and come over"' YOU did! With the theme of this contest! Congrats on your win. Ellie Daphne Won't bother you with the Dutch words - difficult to pronounce for foreigners.. :-)

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 3:24:00 AM
    Congratulations Andy How did I know you would be at the top lol, must be psychic or you are good.. a well deserved win . xx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:27:00 PM
    soup mail...

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:21:00 PM
    oi...Love this questionku.. Andrea... compassion is a million mile away word... I'm like my sis here on the bottom... I like guts and gore when it comes to video games... just in games though... however, at one point in time, i would refuse my kids these kind of terrorism games... but as life goes on we have to express with the world, and accept that is all that is out there.. a bad bad BAD WORLD... LUVE~ pd

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 12:42:00 AM
    this is an everyday question for today's parents....i don't allow my kids to play violent games and they r always complaining that all kids have them...sometimes i just feel like giving up.... thanks for the sweet comments..:)

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 5:04:00 PM
    You are asking the right questions here, Andrea. Until we stop giving in to the demand of the children for the adrenaline fix of violent games, we will not fix this fixation with hurting others - mind numbed by the "games". Thank you for the kind comments on my poetry. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:23:00 AM
    yes, such truth here, Andrea - thought provoking indeed