To Be a Boy Again

  • To Be A Boy Again


    Rude and sordid ploys,

    Separate the men from boys.


    Men kill men for a single septim,

    And boys will merely take them.

    Men will lop off heads so grim,

    Boys will merely shake them.

    Men will chop men limb from limb,

    Boys will merely break them.


    A man may walk upon a road,

    On his way to the target or victim.

    A boy will walk upon the same road,

    Enjoying the flowers, and pick them.


    Oh to be a boy again,

    Oh to see those sights,

    A world so empty of violent men,

    Void of archaic frights.


    I, a man,

    Have killed many men,

    I, a boy,

    Met many more.


    Oh to be again be a boy

    And fall victim to no ploy.


  • The Wing
    The Wing   ·  April 25, 2016
    Probs, the metre and rhyme in this poem are really good. I love the theme, too. Playing violent video games in such a sheltered environment tends to numb me to the connotations of slaughter, but to live knowing you've killed is a frightening prospect. Bei...  more
  • Lazy
    Lazy   ·  April 25, 2016
    Ah, the beauty of youthful purity immortalized in one poem. Well done.
  • ProbsCoolerThanYou
    ProbsCoolerThanYou   ·  April 24, 2016
    Thanks Fawn and Lyall!
  • Lyall
    Lyall   ·  April 24, 2016
    I like it! Nice tag too.
  • SpottedFawn
    SpottedFawn   ·  April 24, 2016
    Oh wow I loved this! Great job Probs! It reads very smoothly and the message is clear to the end.
  • ProbsCoolerThanYou
    ProbsCoolerThanYou   ·  April 24, 2016
    Thanks Phil! It feels good to have the creative juices flowing after being so burnt out from NaNo
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  April 24, 2016
    Yes Probs! Tres bon!