The Will of Man

The Will of Man

A Poem by Justin White

Don't fight against the will of man
For with his liberty he stands close to heart
With a fighting spirit, an apparition, a ghost that knows the pain of war.
Yet through the fighting there exist a red colored rose upon soil, black,
Hope, integrity, love long lasting, qualities granted upon man as he evolved to some higher being.
Yet we reduce ourselves by the edge of the sword, the sound of a gun in times of war.
Is man not enlightened enough to know that when blood spills from one it will spill from countless more?

© 2012 Justin White


Author's Note

Justin White
I have been reading a lot of Walt Whitman and have fallen in love with his style of poetry so this is just my first attempt to write something in that style. I don't know how well the grammar is as I'm still new to poetry so just ignore that.

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this is definitely walt whitman -esque. it's vivid and has purpose without trying too hard. i would encourage you though.. to use that red rose in the dirt to add additional imagery. The good gray poet is one of the "kings of prose" so to speak and prose is a difficult form for even the most experienced readers to comprehend. Keep up the good work!

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this is definitely walt whitman -esque. it's vivid and has purpose without trying too hard. i would encourage you though.. to use that red rose in the dirt to add additional imagery. The good gray poet is one of the "kings of prose" so to speak and prose is a difficult form for even the most experienced readers to comprehend. Keep up the good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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i really like the imagery of the red rose among all this fighting and war. it is an intelligent well-thought out poem. great piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on March 15, 2012
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Tags: war, peace, liberty, poetry, poem

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Justin White
Justin White

Augusta, GA



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I'm 24 years old, I'm a total Anime freak and I've been writing since I was about 12 or 13. I've done a little of everything but I find my most enjoyment in Poetry. I'm terrible at it but I enjoy it n.. more..

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