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My apologies - hit the wrong button - this is not Fiction!
I liked this the first time I read it, and liked it even more the second--to grasp the pictures you painted of symbolism of war versus God's created beauty and the lesson from the children who chose God's creation.
"Silhouetted gainst the sky
the heavy statues grim,
but round its base
soft waters lap
and ducks serenely swim."

I loved this image of opposites. Your poem pictures clearly the importance of child-like faith and hope, if we don't want to be overwhelmed by early terrors.

Thank you for the encouragement.
This is beautiful. I love how you allowed me to see this through your eyes and through the eyes of the children.
I've been dabbling in poetry and I haven't come anywhere near this beautiful piece. There is heartache and hope and encouragement to cast our eyes on the good things. Loved this!
The imagery and juxtaposition of the statue and the environment around it I found very powerful. There are so many unsaid messages that come through your images, too. Great piece!
Congratulations! Happy Dance!

God bless~
Delighted ti see this in EC!