Classical Jazz '05




It plagues the hearts of innocent men

As they fail to see they are but the same

Beliefs that spread quickly like bright wildfires,

Over the most barren and remote of lands.

Harshly burning everything in their path.


With your words we tear apart,

Empires and Brothers

Deeming them as forsaken others.

We spill blood over lands

And force unequal demands

A love so powerful,

All are bound to follow.


Lord, once intrigued by your divine beauty

We worship something so fragile,

Like the delicate petals of the whitest Oleander


Now we burn in darkness

Lost in your wise words

Which once offered much clarity.

We have failed to see,

Who you wanted us to be.


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Artist: Victoria Lopez
School: North Allegheny


Alyssa Klaum from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
This is a brilliant poem. And I'm not just saying that. Your development of each individual stanza really shows your attentiveness to detail. The way you constructed this just makes everything flow so smoothly, especially when reading. Really good of similes: specifically beliefs spreading like wild fires and  something so fragile like the whitest Oleander. Excellent work.

Elizabeth Hoffman from: North Allegheny - posted: November 4, 2007
I really like this poem, I think it has a powerful and important message that you do a really good job of develpoping.  "As they fail to see they are but the same" is my favorite line because I think it captures the essence of the poem and is extremely well-written.

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