To Bring A Sparrow Down,

Poets United Think Tank Prompt #24 Wings
It takes a whole factory to assemble artillery for the bullet's round,

but just one pull of the trigger to bring a sparrow down.

It takes many months to build a mighty bridge,

but just one earth quake for it to crumble and unhinge.

It takes the death of many soldiers to bring the battle to an end,

but just one terrorist attack to make the war begin.

It take a lot of time to establish reputation of dignity and concern,

but just one little lie to steal away the trust once earned.

It take a determined village to raise up a good women and good men,

but just one disguised villain to utterly destroy some of them.

For it takes a whole factory to assemble artillery for the bullet's round,

but just one pull of the trigger to bring a sparrow down.

Comments

  1. ...For it takes a whole factory to assemble artillery for the bullet's round,

    but just one pull of the trigger to bring a sparrow down
    ...

    ...it's something how the actions of one can effect so many...your piece definitely lingers in my mind.

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  2. Oh this is powerful, especially the repetition of the line about bringing a sparrow down. Very effective. Well done!

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  3. Carrie,
    As usual you have written a very true and emotional piece of poetry, which can apply all over the world.
    Peace is all we desire...

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  4. A powerful post, with the repetition adding to that. Very well done! =)

    -Weasel

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  5. So true...You have written a beautiful piece. very powerful.Thanks for sharing.

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  6. A lovely poem, Carrie.

    I like how you have used the simple sparrow as a metaphor for all that is wonderful in this world, complicated only by the machinations of man.

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  7. The first two line captured me and really drew me in. This is a wonderful piece of both social commentary and Art.

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  8. Carrie powerful poem.
    I loved it.
    Pamela

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  9. Hello Carrie,
    I do remember this beautiful poem from before. It is a delight to recall and fits the theme perfectly.
    Have a good weekend Carrie and I think Thanksgiving is next week.
    Best wishes, Eileen :)

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  10. This is amazing..so simple and profound at the same time! I know I will remember this poem...

    Lynette

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