The Tanker

The Tanker

A Poem by Siddartha Beth Pierce

Single smile

upon your face

from time to time

turns to disgrace.

 

You throw me out

then beg me in

who is that you really want

in the end

it is all for

naught.

 

This is a sign

I am sure

when one must absorb

the darkness that another

harbors

yet that is what we do

for our brothers.

 

Of war, of shame,

of caveat

we must sustain this

trained onslaught.

 

It is important

to remain calm

when dealing

with one

that has done

some of that which

none of us would

yet you would not be here

if they had not done

what is unimaginable to us

the meager ones-

artists, poets, lovers, peaceful ones

alike

there are those

that have fought the fight.

 

 

© 2011 Siddartha Beth Pierce


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This was absolutely beautiful. I'm actually in the military and I know so many people with mental scars. I've seen grown men bawling like children. Those are the lucky ones. Those that can cry. Most can't and have to find a different outlet for the pain. Usually it's violence or alcohol but often times both. I don't care what anyone says. War is not natural. If it were we would be able to handle it mentally. I'm done ranting now. sorry for this. It's your fault for writing such a good piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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This was absolutely beautiful. I'm actually in the military and I know so many people with mental scars. I've seen grown men bawling like children. Those are the lucky ones. Those that can cry. Most can't and have to find a different outlet for the pain. Usually it's violence or alcohol but often times both. I don't care what anyone says. War is not natural. If it were we would be able to handle it mentally. I'm done ranting now. sorry for this. It's your fault for writing such a good piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sounds interesting. You gave a new turn to the "Tankers" I enjoyed the unique way to think something like that in a very inspirational manner. I liked the theme. Keep on!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the poem very much......great work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Respectful and tolerant of such awful things men dont speak. Graditude and remorse for having to do it at all, save poets and writers and artist.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful, powerful. Absolutely breathtaking. I am so grateful for those who have fought the fight. Thank you for sharing such a lovely piece!
MKLINE

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great form and excellent rhymes. I like the tone of this piece too, very uplifting.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

how you have cast a light upon the battle ..

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, this one is for us, ain't it? It feels divinely blissful to read these words from your pen. You have wonderfully penned down the feelings and the expectations of artists everywhere. Love this one.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We should never discourage people who want to go beyond the known for without those people we would still be living in the stone ages.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on April 23, 2011
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Siddartha Beth Pierce
Siddartha Beth Pierce

Richmond, VA



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