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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Well written poem in a time of hardship...

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Emily! I appreciate your encouraging words. Through hardship, we must rely on t.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

And I apologize for the late response!
Emily

3 Years Ago

Very true...support and prayers are very important
My heartiest prayers for all the victims and their families... to stand strong and valiant in this time of devastation.

And for the cowards who shame human kind with their heinous acts, may they live a life of hell on earth itself!

A great way of paying tribute, Colton! I really felt the words, especially the last stanza...
Well done!

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Jyoti! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts here. I couldn't agree more with .. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I appreciate your kind words! I apologize for the late response!
Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Oh, not a problem at all. You are very welcome.
#PrayforParis to all the peoples who lost they loved ones.

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Absolutely, Charlie! We must pray for those who have lost someone and we must pray that something is.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
It's devastating, what they went through. Thanks for sharing this piece urging us to pray for the people affected.

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, Blue. We must all come together as one in order to stand a.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
This is such an amazing piece and very well written especially now with everything they are going through. Thank you so much for sharing and for writing this

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Angelique! Thank you for the kind and encouraging words. I'm glad you enjoyed t.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
Angelique

3 Years Ago

Not a problem :)
This is an amazing piece with so much behind it I really respect it

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Harley! I appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this piece and the mes.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
This is an awesome piece Colton... a lot better than what we heard from our own leader. At the end of the day we are all human and any "normal" human being does not want to see life taken and families torn apart in any way. It's tragic and it really brings into perspective how lucky we are for those that have avoided terror. Nice work buddy!

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Aaron! Your words are always so kind and encouraging. I agree, no normal human wa.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
great piece.....but it would very brilliant if the poem was talking about the murders and destruction happening everywhere not just Pairs. No bad feeling but this is what i feel. Every one was talking, moaning and praying for the Pairs but what about the other places, its left unheard. Mind if you write and send prayers to every nations who are going through the same causes. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I appreciate your kind words, my friend! I agree with your notion here, every nation is going throug.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

And I apologize for the late response!
Rinzin Samdup

3 Years Ago

no worries...i was off this site for a very long time. have a great day ahead!
Man's inhumanity to his fellows is something that required that the world as a community should try in finding a fix for, and a poem like this should be shared to every mind as an anthem to prompt such coming together.

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, my friend! I am humbled and encouraged by your words. You are truly kind. I thi.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!
Inspired and powerful words. good work yet again.

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Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much, John! I appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this one and the messa.. read more
Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I apologize for the late response!

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