Saturday, October 17, 2009
So We Shot
I felt that "So We Shot" was one of the more interesting poems in this packet. The poem starts off rather light tone as it speaks of how boys love to shoot things. Even I myself, at a young child found myself with a fascination about guns. I know I wasn't the only one either. Its hard to say why many young boys have such a fascination about such a dark thing. For me it was because of the sense of excitement that they brought to me. At the time I was far to naive to think about death and the guilt of being a murderer. Then the poem proceeds to get darker as it speaks of how they shot animals, people, and finally themselves. Perhaps some people don't realize the horror of murder until they have have already done it and too late to correct it. Perhaps others do such evils because they have to or for the greater good. But I know one thing, death is a terrible thing.