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
In a candy store, the funny accent said
America was under attack. Must be some
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
Now is the time to not allow another election to
be stolen, because there will simply be too many of us.
-Justin M. Howe