Colorful and Purposeful
A conveyance of hope
Pays: One point.
37 member cents
Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.

Status

New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?
Login


Contests

True Story Contest
Deadline: In 4 Days

3 Line Poetry Contest
Deadline: Feb 25th

Tanka Poetry Contest
Deadline: Feb 26th

15 Syllable Poem
Deadline: Feb 28th

100 Word Flash Fiction
Deadline: Mar 1st


Rank

Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Reviewer:None
Votes: None





Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
A tribute to those who died in France today (7 Jan 2015)
2015
Je Suis Charlie by mountainwriter49
 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: January 7, 2015      Views: 229
Chapters:
Prologue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7... 

Print It
Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


 ABOUT
MOUNTAINWRITER49 

I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

I love to write poetry and have been writing for - more...

Portfolio | Become A Fan
.
Je Suis Charlie
 
Our freedom of speech was assailed today
when men in black killed twelve good souls in France.
They were brave members of the Fourth Estate
who’ve dared to publish that which might offend.
 
When men in black killed twelve good souls in France,
 ‘twas like the bullets pierced our hearts and minds
and brought back  nightmares from our nine-eleven.
But who were these good souls who dared to speak?
 
They were brave members of the Fourth Estate
who drew and wrote of things that made one think
of things in ways which one might not have thought.
Oh, great are they who’ve challenged us to think;
 
who’ve dared to publish that which might offend.
Our freedom of speech was assailed today
when men in black killed twelve good souls in France.
They were brave members of the Fourth Estate.


7 January 2015

Recognized

The book continues with Ninety-One. We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

Author Notes
POETIC FORM:
I not really sure what to call this. I used the Quatern as a guide, but varied from its line repeating pattern and avoided end rhyme. While most of the poem is written in iambic meter, there is some meter variance as well as line length variance. I had originally posted this with the title "Freedom of Speech-Part 1," but have retitled it to better reflect the events at hand--Je Suis Charlie!

WORDS:
Fourth Estate = reference to journalism and the media

INPSIRATION:
Dawn (Ideasaregems-Dawn)-posted a poem earlier tonight about the terrorist attack in Paris earlier today. She encouraged me to also write about this tragedy. Thank you, Dawn!

Thank you for reading my poetry.
-Ray
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Share or Bookmark
Print It Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. mountainwriter49 All rights reserved. Registered copyright with FanStory.
mountainwriter49 has granted FanStory.com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.



Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.


  Contact Us

© 2016 FanStory.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement