Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Poem a Day, Day 30

WOO-HOO!!!! I HAVE GONE ALL...THE...WAY!!!!! I have completed the poem a day challenge for April! I'd like to thank all of you that read my poems and put up with me this month! I'll be back to novel writing soon, in the mean time, today's challenge was to write about an ending, so without any further ado, here's my poem...

The End of Apathy

Landing in Dublin, we could do anything.

We had proven to ourselves that we could

go anywhere,

be anything.

In a candy store, the funny accent said

America was under attack. Must be some

radio drama.

At a pub that night, we watched as planes

smacked the towers

In a continuous loop

a continuous loop


Ireland sympathized, it's citizens asking

if we knew anyone there.

We're from Missouri, so no.

We sympathized, the cliché holds true,

Many New York Police and Fire Fighters are


We all agreed something needed to be done.

Our 'elected' leaders certainly did something.

Squandering the world's confidence,

they filled their war profiteering pockets.

We played our video games, watched our reality shows,

and generally didn't care as the world was ransacked

in our name.

Now is not the time for apathy.

Now is the time to dream

to hope

to vote

Now is the time to not allow another election to

be stolen, because there will simply be too many of us.

-Justin M. Howe

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