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For What Have All These People Died?

August 3, 2011
By Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Napoleon, for what across Europe did you sweep?
For what reason did you make your opposition weep?
Why, Alexander, oh, the Great, did you go on, to conquer who was free?
Spilt blood of those who did not bow could fill a sea.
Wilhelm, on France you did encroach for lust of power.
How could you cause so many deaths in the battle hour?
To Hitler, I cry out, “Why did you hate? Why did you loathe? What did they do to you?”
Those who you weakened, those who you slew.
Khengis Han, why did you lead your men to plunder, to kill, to darken hearts with fear?
How could worthless riches be priced higher than lives of people dear?
Of genius all of you were great!
But it was of conquest and of hate!
Why, with simple life you were not satisfied?
Pain and sorrow , you brought, for what, tell me, have all these people died?

The author's comments:
This is one of first attempts at poetry. Tell me what you think, whether this is any good. Brutal honesty appreciated :)

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on Aug. 7 2011 at 4:49 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

wow that was really good, kind of short but almost better that way because it got right to the point and it really made the reader think and consider what you wrote about...great job(: