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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Merci beaucoup for this write.
Prayers of peace to all
bill

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

And thank you for reading, Bill. We must spread our well wishes and peace throughout the world. It i.. read more
Only cowards and mad men would plan such kind of attack. Truly, we should stand together against terrorism for the moment that we cower it is as if we let their misguided beliefs win. My prayers for peace. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Gabrielle, I could not agree with your words more. It is cowardly and it is unjust. It will take the.. read more
Prier pour Paris

Beautifully written, I adore the fact that you put time into making a poem about this.


Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my dear! I'm glad you enjoyed its meaning. We must stand together, all of us, to .. read more
Gorgeously done...started..couldn't. Brava

Love and wishes for er peace
Jennifer

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my dear! We must all stand together in order to obtain peace. Thank you very much.. read more
Nicely said. The idea of needing to fight for peace breaks my heart. I consider myself a pacifist, but I can not speak for what I would do in situations such as these. If only world peace was an actual, obtainable, solution. We as humans were not made for this type of cruel world. And in this world, it is necessary to fight back. After all, all monsters are humans.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Beautiful words and thoughts here, Eve. Excellent insight. I couldn't agree more. I don't consider m.. read more
a great tribute to a new problem we seem to have in our nation
the devil never rests ,he causes mass confusion where ever he goes.and never seems to have
any problems recruiting scum bags ..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind and comforting words, my friend! You are very correct. The devil never rests .. read more
Thanks for the comforting words. it is so hard to understand how anyone can hate someone they have never met or seen. God be with all who desire peace. Valentine

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Valentine, I agree. I cannot begin to fathom how someone could have such feelings of hate towards a .. read more
You created raw emotions in your poem and displayed the imagery present with passion. You really were spot on. Thanks for sharing this piece and Hats off!

~Rob~

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, my friend! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece and could feel the raw emotion and pas.. read more
the problem is the stupidity...just like Hitler , the KKK, I could go on and on...until they are to realize that what they believe is false there will be no end unfortunately ...to stop a shadow you must hold it's home responsible and until you are ready to do so it will continue.:(

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I agree 100 percent, Terry. The time for change is now. The time for a swift retaliation is now. Oth.. read more
Magnifique!

There must be change.
Otherwise we are doomed to repeat ourselves.
Thank you for this lovely work in such visceral times.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Colton Warr

3 Years Ago

I could not agree more, P.J. The time for change is now! And it must be a worldly effort. Not just a.. read more

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