EASY!

EASY!

A Poem by A.T.B.

 

it’s so easy!
it’s so easy!
fear comes barging in
so easy.
and death!
crisp and guileless.
it’s so common now.
it’s such an easy sight.
recalcitrant children
wrinkle their noses at it
and walk on so easy.
to get kidnapped.
and to never be
seen again.
so easy.
for courage to abate.
before this persistent
madness, for faith
and hope to become
second rate.
so easy!
to loose the history,
the family,
the life
in this ramshackle cluster
of laughter, of tears
in the folds of this
easy daily violence.
it’s so easy.
to cement the little pieces
of this broken life
by fear.
 

© 2008 A.T.B.


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I've never found fear to be easy. My fight or flight response is set on fight, thanks to a few experiences I've had. That being said, you painted a clear image here, with masterful language and an easy flow.
There are alot of poems on Writer's Cafe. If I bother to read an entire poem and comment, it's because it held my attention, which means it must be REALLY good. Thank you for the enjoyable few minutes it took to read and ponder this piece.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Your poem is rather intruiging. You're talking about fear, and what it wroughts in people, and yet the style and language in which you choose to start the work doesn't give the poem a foreboding sense of what it's about. For a second, I thought your first lines were from a classic rock and roll song by Linda Ronstadt.

Posted 12 Years Ago


Well said.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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JC
"and death! crisp and guileless" stopped me in my tracks. I have missed that acidic undertone. What ever the circumstance to see you back, I am glad that you are.

Another powerful and great read.

JC

Posted 12 Years Ago


i don't even know what to write. your words are helping bring me around to reality. good work.

Posted 12 Years Ago


I've never found fear to be easy. My fight or flight response is set on fight, thanks to a few experiences I've had. That being said, you painted a clear image here, with masterful language and an easy flow.
There are alot of poems on Writer's Cafe. If I bother to read an entire poem and comment, it's because it held my attention, which means it must be REALLY good. Thank you for the enjoyable few minutes it took to read and ponder this piece.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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