Wednesday, February 9, 2011
My response to a poem #1...
My first response is to "Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting" by Kevin C. Powers...
I enjoyed this poem. It made me stop and think about our service men and women and what they sacrifice for us and our freedom. It made me also stop and think about what their families must sacrifice as well. When I think about our troops I would think about them risking their lives but I never really thought about what else they are giving up for us, like the fact that most of them have children who they don't get to see grow up or holidays and much more. I never imagined the hell they must go through. When I read the line "I tell her in a letter that will stink, when she opens it" (second paragraph) that gave me the chills. These are the things that I never knew about until now. At the end of the poem when he tells her "that war is just us making little pieces of metal pass through each other". That makes it real for me.
I got the images from:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-Poetry/ , http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/kevin-c-powers and http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/likefire/yours-truly
"Letters Composed During a Lull in the Fighting" By: KEVIN C. POWERS