Resilience Requires Rectitude

Resilience Requires Rectitude

A Poem by a_glimpse_of_internal_perspective

Seduced soldiers of sinister solitude, seeking serenity and salvation, become servants to suicide-- surrendering sanity for sanctity.

Credulously convinced of the corrupt convictions of their culture, they castrate caution for a cause created by their creator.

We will not concede to their tactics of terror.

With magnanimous marches we shall mute the merciless merchants of this murderous mantra.

We will prevail with pride to protect our propensity for peace.

While winds whisper the words of weeping widows, we must fight the fire of our foreign foe with the fortitude found in our foundation for freedom.

Rampant rhetorical reasoning remains reflective of resistance to reasonable resolution-- resilience requires rectitude.

© 2011 a_glimpse_of_internal_perspective

Author's Note

This is a work in progress...I'm sharing it prematurely because I'd like to hear some feedback.

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nice alliteration and wordplay. A strong poem. Well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love it all. I can't leave your stuff.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I really like ' While winds etc. . . .'
The last line seems overly contrived, in my view. The words 'rampant' and 'reasonable' seem an alliteration too far in this line.
Good poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Alliteration and rhetoric are certainly your strengths! Not knowing what you intend makes it a little hard to offer anything constructive by way of feedback, though. I can see, or feel, references to 9/11 and its associated fears, but again, it's working as it is ... if this is the draft, then I wait with bated breath for the final masterpiece!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Now, if this isn't a mouthful of words.. I am not sure what is..
Wonderful words whispered while we all wonder where these words were leading..

Posted 12 Years Ago

An alliterative explosion. A work of poetic, and even patriotic art.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Clever, intriging piece. Love this.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Crazy abstract poem here. I found the "C" stanza a little harsh to read aloud. I can definitely see where you are going with this and enjoyed it as well.

Posted 12 Years Ago

i find it an interesting read. Like how you choose a letter for each section and use it as many times as possible. kinda turns it into a tongue twister.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Dude I love the flow of a piece like this and I simply cannot wait to read what lays in store...!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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15 Reviews
Added on September 21, 2011
Last Updated on September 27, 2011
Tags: terrorism, religion, politics, 9/11, peace, war




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