Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

A Smack Of Cowardice - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Most small guys, with fervent vigor
Avoid fights with those much bigger
Preferring not to fight at all
When looking up at six feet tall

It seems to make good sense to me
Their avoiding giants is the key
To survival and the guaranteeing
Of longer lives and their well-being

The bullies rarely show remorse
For utilizing brutal force
Against those small and power-less
But bullying is true cowardice

The moral here applies to nations
The need to dominate is an aberration
Those who bully-bomb a country small
Are not in truth tall at all


Comments about A Smack Of Cowardice by Stanley Cooper

  • (3/29/2008 11:56:00 AM)


    One should woory, however, about not reading into a comment what is NOT there
    in plain fact! You can't just free associate and suggest contrary opinions that do
    just happen to be in agreement with your ideas.

    Ask Michael Gale where America gets most of its oil?
    Let me stress that a terrorist attack on America forced the President with the
    approval of Congress to invade Iraq!
    Was the Congress cowardly to walk away from Viet Nam?
    Was the American military defeated in Viet Nam with the connivance of the
    Congress?
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  • (3/29/2008 5:45:00 AM)


    ...An account of solid facts..retroceptive too.. Criticism is worth no nickel as the trees with fruits are ever pelted with stones... (Report) Reply

  • Michael Gale (3/28/2008 6:27:00 PM)


    Don't worry about the bad negative comments from Mr. Pruchnicki.
    It takes a much bigger man to walk away from violence.
    Name-calling is a real showing of infantcy in a supposed grown up man and critic.
    How many months or years are we supposed to stay in a foreign country fighting a war for oil that does not even belong to (U.S.) .
    Is it really being a coward to walk away from Viet Iraq? I think not. How many more thousands of American soldiers must die just to prove a political useless point? This was a great poem. God bless all peaceful poets and readers alike-MJG.
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  • (3/28/2008 6:06:00 PM)


    I don't what to make of this excursion into politically correct doctrine - say what you want, Stanley, your country is always at fault, right?

    Did the Army of Occupation in Japan smack of cowardice?
    Of course, the Empire of Japan became a model of democratic government
    under the auspices of the United States and its ragtag Army of Occupation,
    right? What are we to do when even veterans like you turn tail?
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008



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