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Harmony doesn't sell
half as well
as does conflict.
Can't we all just get along?

ADDED: I created a Poll which asks about the same subject, which has received some excellent comments. Feel free to join in:
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GenesysAngel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love this. Reminds me of a song... 99 Red Balloons - "The war machine springs to life, opens up one eager eye"! Nena was the artist, I think.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! I have not heard that song - I recall two versions of it - in several years now.

Thank you!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All I can say is: true that.
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ErnieTheMighty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is awesome!
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :blushes:
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fernknits Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pithy and relevant.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! (:
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TristanCody Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Writer
As a writer, I;d like to suggest switching the order of the last two words on the final line. I feel like doing this would add a better flow to the piece. Now, on the other hand, you could have done that in order to allow the reader to have a sound conflict while reading and if you did do that, well.... bravo to you, my friend! 

On the side of the reader, I do feel something for this. I relate. God, do I relate. It's a sad truth, a little bit of a jolt and even a tad bit new to some of us who never realized this before. I don't like this. Too much conflict, too much noise, too much yelling - we do need to get along, respectfully. 

Thankk you for sharing, my friend. :clap: 
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The sound conflict was indeed my goal. :nod: All of the comments received so far have been excellent, and enlightening! While it is certain that many people wish the human race could live in absolute peace and harmony, it is an impractical wish and an impossible goal.

I believe the subject to be an excellent one to include in one's writing, and I had this notion firmly in mind when I wrote my brief poem. Thank you for your response and appreciation! :)

- Michael
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
Ah, perfect! Impossible is sadly something I never took into consideration when it came to the human race. Do I think it will happen in my lifetime? No. Could it? Have no idea. But, with poems like this, we could one day see a mass realization of our faults and something could happen. :shrug:

I agree! 

My pleasure, my friend. 
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