To Paris, With Love

To Paris, With Love

A Poem by Colton Warr
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A dedication to the people of France. My prayers and heart are with each and everyone of you.

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To Paris, With Love 

A Poem by Colton Warr


They came with an attack from the shadows

Cowardly and unjust

Innocent bodies became a new home to their ammo

As viewers around the world looked on in disgust 


What we saw were not just raw images

Chaos and blood 

Our hearts are with you, no matter the distance

Let the response of the world overwhelm like a flood 


But people of France, now hear this

Let the prayers of earth become the smoke above your city

Let our retaliation be known, furiously and gritty

Let the nations of one world stand together as a committee


To the citizens of America, let us not forget 

Our brothers in arms died together not only in the colonies

But in Africa, Spain, Italy and Paree 

Now is the time to set the hounds free 


And to the humans of earth, you must not repent

For our sins are not sins, our vengeance will be just

Like lightning following thunder our enemies will soon be dust

I’m begging for a worldwide effort, I plead, we must 


So to the people of Paris, I urge your hearts

Sing your national anthem loud and gather in your streets 

For I am there with you as we declare that we are far from weak

It is clear, now, that we must all fight for peace  

© 2015 Colton Warr


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What a beautiful and heartfelt message for the people of France. I can tell you really feel an international solidarity.

"But people of France, now hear this
Let the prayers of earth become the smoke above your city
Let our retaliation be known, furiously and gritty"

That part was AWESOME.

"Let the nations of one world stand together as a committee."

And that line falls flat. Because of the word "committee." Committees aren't exciting. No one is like, "The committee is here! We're saved!"

Maybe instead, "As we, one world, stand in solidarity."

I don't know. Just not committee. Also, I would say "furious and gritty" instead of furiously and gritty. They're both adjectives that way.

I also wouldn't spell Paris like "Paree." The French way to say it is the write way to say it, and the French way to spell it is the right way to Spell it.

Overall, I think the verses can be made shorter and more concise and would sound more powerful to the reader that way.


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Paris needs all the love and prayers that we can give. Nice poem friend, very relevant

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my friend. My prayers continue to go out to the city and the rest of the world. L.. read more
what can we all do is to just talk on the event that shames the humanity. Dear friend it was a very unpleasurable event. we have lost piece of mind. it's not the fight between mam to man but here two thoughts are doing this mess...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I completely agree with you, my friend. It is two very different ways of thinking that are colliding.. read more
This is wonderful. Extremely well-written! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Erin! My continued prayers go out to Paris and the rest of the world. Thanks fo.. read more
This is a terrific ode to Paris. Injustice will not remain.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

No it shall not! My continued prayers go out to Paris and the rest of the world. Thanks for giving t.. read more
Dalton Wagoner

3 Years Ago

It is totally okay. I completely understand that we all get busy.
Hear, hear! I'm with you on this one. A very emotive and poignant write here Colton. (It is clear, now, that we must all fight for peace) I totally agree! ~Sharon

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad you agree with this piece's message! Thanks for the kind words and givin.. read more
A very good and motivating piece and in a very nice and gentle way you give them tribute through your writing skills. I appreciate your work and I really like it. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words, here. Thanks for giving this a read! Sorry for the .. read more
Irenic

3 Years Ago

Welcome and its okay, chill :)
Great write, this really captures the raw emotions of the aftermath of the attacks on Paris. More people should definitely read this, not just on this site but if you could share it on other sites as well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Jeremy! Your words are too kind! I appreciate you saying what you did. Thanks for.. read more
Jeremy Hiles

3 Years Ago

You are very welcome! Well I feel that they are well deserved! It was a pleasure! And no problem,.. read more
I really hope your beautiful message gets to them.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my friend! I hope it does too. And all of our prayers as well. Thanks for giving .. read more
What happened in Paris was a real tragedy. I hope everyone will stand with them as they recover! Great piece!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Corbin! I couldn't agree more! I appreciate you giving this a read! Sorry for the.. read more
Fantastic poem - this shows how the pen is more powerful than the sword.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my friend! I appreciate your kind words. Your words mean a lot. Words will always.. read more

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