What would it be like?

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What would it be like?


One day I was driving home from school.
I saw two army trucks, dressed in camouflage and green paint,
Rolling down the highway, heading in the opposite direction.
It was an unusual sight, and ironic at the time,
When war seemed so inevitable.
I watched as they drove by, seemingly unnoticed,
And thought to myself...

What would it be like?

To live in a world such as Korea, Vietnam or Afghanistan,
Where military trucks rolling down the highway is a common site,
A belligerent world, where soldiers line the streets,
And fighter jets and helicopters fill the air.

What would it be like?

To live in constant fear.
To never be sure what tomorrow will bring.
To not know the meaning of trust and love of thy neighbor.
To watch people that you know die before your eyes.

What would it be like?


Copyright © May 2009
Kevin Mooney



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countrypoet commented on What would it be like?

12-24-2009

You have created a very powerful and sad yet provocative and realistic view in the daily lives of some of our neighbors around the world.I pray every day that the violence and wars will stop all around the world and that people of all nations can experience compassion,love and the unity of friendship and support with neighbors both near and far.Thank you for sharing this very memorable poem and an excellent reminder to be thankful for the freedoms and priviledges that we daily experience in this great nation. Terry

stellar commented on What would it be like?

11-20-2009

Great reflection...This poem also made me question what would it be like to live constantly in fear where insecurities always there stalking at you...So sad

knight4696 commented on What would it be like?

11-13-2009

Scary!! You certainly hit a nerve with this one! I've often wondered - but really don't ever want to know. The scary thing is ... that I fear we just might find this out in our lifetime. Again, I find this thought much more scary than Blood Rain. Another Great write my friend! Ken

chrysanthemum commented on What would it be like?

10-24-2009

this is so sad. thank you for writing out to those who live in unfortunate parts of the world. i give you a 10.

danmartyjake1 commented on What would it be like?

09-14-2009

It would be shocking and terrifying indeed and it would force us to believe in every drop of life and to embrace it and love it much more fully hanging on to the bits and pieces that mean the most to us. It would cause us to be more loving and humble. Very thought provoking... well written, great point conveyed... Enjoyed your talents. 10 from me.

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