Stefanie Fontker


A Battle of Virtue


What virtue could you keep
If they all have angry eyes,
And knives of dripping blood?
Ready to murder, to rape
Each other for first place
On a list of importance.

Submitted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
Edited: Friday, October 07, 2011

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Daniel Kuetsinya (5/19/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    Great poem friend. Read my poem Sugar Daddies of no worth. I'll accept any comment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (2/25/2012 4:29:00 AM)

    Good write...as always
    xoxox (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (2/20/2012 3:52:00 PM)

    Stephanie you have captured the great question - does the end justify the means if you are defending your life, your family, the one you love?
    As an ex soldier I have had to examine in REAL detail (I mean internally and without flinching from the blood and guts) what I would do to defend my
    A) Country
    B) Family
    C) Friends
    D) Strangers
    the answer is surprisingly consistent - Whatever it takes. I'm not sure what that makes me? Some people I know would never take life. I would. Some would never use physical violence. I have, many times, sometimes extreme. I think this gives me a perspective denied to others. Just a perspective, not a moral standpoint.
    You have made me examine my inner beliefs tonight and for that, thank you.
    This reply took 10 minutes before I hit the send button. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (10/14/2011 9:13:00 AM)

    powerful... you only have that which you stand for... keep standing strong! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenore Lee (10/11/2011 6:32:00 PM)

    Strong and vicious! It is true that virtue is something hard to keep in such times. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Melancholy Man (10/10/2011 7:24:00 AM)

    Virtuousness has somehow become a sign of weakness these days! Very powerfull wording - great poem. (Report) Reply

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