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A Question To Live By

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Below is the poem entitled A Question To Live By which was written by poet Kim Morrison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Question To Live By

                                  Bullets have invaded my fragile frame,
                                  ravaging a path through my flesh and bone.
                                  Blood now covers the tag that bares my name.
                                  The stench of death tells me I am not alone.

                                  My mind begins to cloud as death draws near.
                                  I see a faceless soldier of wars past.
                                  Why does this old veteran now appear?
                                  Why does he carry our flag at half mast?

                                  No! No! This cannot be...I am too young to die.
                                  Why my Lord must you take my soul today?
                                  My son, there is no valid reason why.
                                  Answer this question and I will go away:

                                  Why, with all his mental power and skill
                                  does man build weapons that destroy and kill?

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! KIM, nice to see you on Nates' winning list. By the looks of his winners, it seems as if he's a real picky person.... xox~ Linda

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 6/8/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Linda! I don't care how picky these people are. I will not change a title on one of my poems or stick words in just to please them. If they like what I have written as it is, well that is just fine and if they don't I could care less. I write to please me anything else is a bonus. Kim
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:34:00 PM
    thank you

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 6/7/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:03:00 PM
    A question we must all ask and the NRA keeps winning the battle. Joyce

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/27/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Isn't that the ugly truth. Thanks for your comment. Kim
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:33:00 PM
    Kim, hello. Wow! Strong, descriptive words. I was there. Great rhyme, I note (challenging, never constipating). Free verse sometimes seems, to me, diarrheaish. I mean this in good spirit, humor and exchange of ideas and slants. Please accept it as such and I, having begun writing poetry only 3 months ago, wholeheartedly accept any critiques or comments (positive or other) you may offer on my writes. Thanks, and it is a pleasure to share this site with a writer of your talents. Randy

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/26/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You for the compliment! I take your comment about Free Verse in good spirit and humor and I agree. Free Verse can be trite and diarrheaish if not written well. Kim
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Good questions, thanks for sponsoring a free verse contest. I especially enjoyed Eileen's poem.

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You! I loved doing the contest and will run another. I thought all the submissions were good and choosing between them was a far more difficult task than I thought it would be.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Why indeed!! I'm with you all the way on this one. Nice write, Kim. Peace, bruv. :)

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/27/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Delysia!