Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The courage

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Old times. The war.The drama. 
Economic challenge.
Who grumbled having not enough
has found stimuli and thrill
in optimistic marching circus
a parade ale.

The bond,
the painless entertainment
to distract -
woke up and freed
the soul,
brought a courage,
the taste for arts.


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15 comments:

  1. You are right to distinguish the painless entertainment from the arts which, like this very poem, expose what is wrong and ask for attention! Thanks for joining this challenge.

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  2. How often we are detracted from the truth by the trite. It may ease the pain for moment but we find later it is still there. Bread and circuses just like in Roman times.

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  3. it would be nice if we could find pursuits beyond war...perhaps be inspired by the arts. something more useful than just entertaining ourselves.

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  4. Yes..we take for granted freedom of expression in some parts of the world..we must always fight to keep it

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  5. The encouragement begins at home.

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  6. Love that phrase, a parade ale--the arts do carry us through difficult times, but we have to be careful to keep focused on solutions.

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  7. We need to wake up and remember we have such things indeed

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  8. I like "the bond woke up and freed the soul, brought a courage...." the human spirit is amazing.

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  9. The courage or the intelligence.. Very thought provoking..

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  10. The circus a distraction. You portray courage honestly and in a new light

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  11. I specially like that ending ~ Often your verses give me food for thought ~ Have a wonderful week ~

    Grace

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  12. I can only think living in a country where you have to be constantly mindful of what you you say and how you think would take a toll on the individual long after things have changed

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  13. i think esp. in difficult times the arts become even more important - as a voice and reflection of the time but also as a distraction to get people a bit space to breathe

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  14. it would be nice to have arts become more important that war.

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  15. We all need a diversion from time to time. Reality is a little too much to dwell on continually. I'd rather dwell on the arts any day.

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