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...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

0 Time Capsule: Young

Title:  Young
Date:  02/03/92
Setting:  Sophomore year of high school
Form:  Free Verse

Young so young;
to face death,
he must be brave.
to fight hard,
he must be strong.
to face war,
he must be sacrificed.
to die hard,
we must be proud.
for young so young,
he gave his life.
Note:  If recollection serves me, this was inspired after watching a video in history class.  I can't tell you what war it depicted--never really paid much attention in history.  Sorry to those history buffs out there.

This is my first piece of writing where I did a revision from the original content.  This may not seem like a big deal considering this was so early in my writing, but I'm not really one for doing revisions--at least not major ones.  I tend to spend so much time laboring over what I write that often I just can't bring myself to make changes.  I can probably count the number of poems I've done rewrites on with just my typing fingers.  

The original poem had an additional three lines.  

Artifact I:  Original version of the poem.