|Violence is Sometimes the Answer
Most answers were B as usual
with few A's and fewer D's
and C's about as equal as B's.
Question 21, most likely being
a B or a C because I hadn't chosen
either in a while, went as follows:
life::death as peace::
I realized that though against all odds
"violence" is sometimes the answer.
With that, I punched the person
to my left who had been
copying answers since I
signed my name,
and then casually bubbled in D.
1 May 06
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yay for violence.
line 3 seems odd
i realized though, that against all odds ?
clever. i like your poem
I liked this poem but it leaves me wondering what violence might have answered for you. It's all about the test - give us a little more to think about.
An inkling about what violence would solve for you.
I edited the poem a little and added lines 15-18...tell me how to make it better.
Violence is never the answer.
Thanks Inutile!! Greatly Appreciated.
Wonderful poem!! Very inspiring! Inspired me to write my latest master piece.
I love it!
I don't like the fact that you say that violence is the answer and then proceed to whack the guy. Why not just whack the guy-it would be obvious what you thought. And besides, the question being easy to answer is awkward. Why not write, 'besides, the question was easy', or it was easy to answer. Something like that.
I had to read it a few times. Funny, perceptive ...I could go on. I liked it a lot.
brilliant, great ending, like the irony. Gotta say though the first few lines put me off with all the a, b, c & d but I got through it.
TAKE OUT THE APOSTROPHES!!!
Boy, this reminds me of all the multi choice tests that I slogged through - I like this a lot!
Thank you all for your comments. It's been a while since I've checked. Thank you Povertea, Bettalpha, Violet, Inutile, MrTom, Atleverton, Meep, MarieF, and you too Wendz. Thanks a lot for you positive and critical comments. So I should take out the apostrophes?
I took out the one line " besides the question being easy to answer," right before line 12. Is this better you think Atleverton?
once in high school my friend saw a kindergartener hitting another (the school was k-12). "bethany" he said "violence is not the answer"
and she looked up at him with precious moments eyes: "but i don't even know what violence is!"
Since I'm seeing (C'ing??) the edited version, I don't know what it was like before, but THIS version is both childishly witty and deeply insightful. Lovely poem for a Saturday a.m. with coffee spilling in my lap...
Yea LOL That person deserved it
Haha, very witty. Didn't expect that punch to come at all. Nice work!
haha, i like poems that make me laugh on a grey afternoon :)
great poem! at first i was like "okayyy where is this going???" but when i finished it i was impressed. it doesnt have the normal rhetorical strategies that most poems have, which is risky, but you made it work!
you are seriously the best poet i know. there are great poets in my class. but its poems like these that distinguish the great from the talented.
oh btw....the comment that is above this one
[great poem! at first i was like "okayyy where is this going???" but when i finished it i was impressed. it doesnt have the normal rhetorical strategies that most poems have, which is risky, but you made it work!
you are seriously the best poet i know. there are great poets in my class. but its poems like these that distinguish the great from the talented. ] was from me, Megan, ur pen pal LOL...u know the meaning.
I love this poem. 10
fingers, guitar's holes, sax, or violins.
take your pick and rock it!
Very entertaining, I enjoyed the twist.
HAHAHAHA! That's funny, I just did a survey today and one of the questions was about when I might consider physical violence on someone. Co-incidence!
ha ha i didn't see that coming this was great...
that's kinda funny
Cool idea-awesome poem.