Saturday, 16 February 2013

Lincoln

Thrawn,
Strong,               
Pale and gaunt.       

Tall
Oak
Bent and drawn.

Battle
Scarred,
Sun down

Gone.

War
Wounds,
Scared to mourn...
   
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Face
Up,
No blind eye.
Stand
Ground,
Let freedom fly. 

Scythe
Down
A nation's psyche,
Tangled
grass,
Hold
Steady ...

Yea...

Whiskers grey,
Streaked with strife...
You
Pay
The Price:
But
Live a life.















Note: I went to see Steven Spielberg's movie last night. Daniel Day Lewis's performance as Abraham Lincoln was immense and inspired this poem.

14 comments:

  1. Yes! I am won over. A film review (form) that leaves something to the reader. This is the first on Lincoln that has made me feel I REALLY want to see it.

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    1. It's a real old style movie. Not much on action but great acting :-)

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  2. Wonderful poem! I also have seen the movie and found it amazing. Really gave me a good picture of Lincoln, the man. Also, though I had read / studied the history of the Civil War at various times, there were some scenes inn that movie that will stick with me forever. I feel that I probably SHOULD see the movie again!

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    1. I didn't know that much about Lincoln but found Day Lewis really brought him to life :-)

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  3. you pay the price but live a life....nice...it had to be a hard life for him, but his story is also inspiring...lincoln though is one of my fav presidents...my son was one of the finalist for his son in the movie...

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    1. Oh that is fantastic. Keep at it son of Brian.

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  4. That was amazing-well done him :-)

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  5. I must see this film now. Thanks.

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  7. Not sure why this disappeared :-(

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    1. Weird lol...not sure either. Here's what I said: I haven't seen the movie yet, but it is on my to-do list. Historians often refer to how the presidency took such a toll on Lincoln. You have especially captured that well here. Happy day to you :-)

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  8. This was riveting...and you have inspired me to see this film.

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  9. My 9-yr-old son just recently did a report on Abe Lincoln and then had to dress up like him for a wax museum. It was fun.

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  10. I love your poem and hope to see the movie, soon! I have heard it is amazing~ YOU portrayed him, so well :D

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