Date of publication: 2017-09-06 12:51
And pink elves hide in trees hoping to spy
On brave knights wooing ladies with garlands
To place upon their head and shade their eyes
From any indelicate sight in these lands
There is little truth in this. Lee was a devout Christian, and historians regard him as an accomplished tactician. But despite his ability to win individual battles, his decision to fight a conventional war against the more densely populated and industrialized North is considered by many historians to have been a fatal strategic error.
Here is one way to organize the body of this paper, addressing points A, B, and C for each subject. This paper will follow parallel order–A, B, and then C–for each subject:
I have been published quite a bit. I was paid for featuring once and my books and 8766 homemade 8767 chapbooks have been purchased at book events, but I do not recall ever been paid for a published poem (except for copies of publications my work has been featured in).
I looked at the picture on s computer. Shana was a pretty girl with freckles and blank blue eyes. Her thick red-blond hair had been cropped close to her head with a knife or scissors and was now growing back. With all her freckles, she looked very Irish. Around her neck was a dog chain with a padlock attached to the ring that had been used to restrain her neck. But in the picture, with her inch-long hair and dog collar, she looked like a gutter punk, like any girl you might see in any university district.
Maybe the best way for me to answer is by looking at how I got started. I was trying to impress a girl, plain and simple. Then, I kept at it even after the girl left because it gave me an outlet and a way to focus on things that were hard to understand: things like being sexually abused as a boy, depression, anxiety over the future, broken hearts, and the other problems people have to confront every day.
First, those individuals who made and carried out the choice constituted themselves as persons willing to kill innocent persons for the sake of good consequences. Unless repented of, this choice became part of the character of those agents, surely shaping their subsequent moral deliberation. Would they have stopped after two bombings, even if Japan had not surrendered? Why would they have, having now become persons willing to go this far?
With very few exceptions, I write a poem every day. . And have, for almost 8 years. Since the poeming is the part I actually love, that 8767 s enough of an achievement for me.
That first night, my boyfriend and I stayed in an abandoned barn in Maryland. It was off the side of the freeway and probably very much like the one Regina Walters was found in. The barn had a loft with wind coming through broken slats and was surrounded by the same kind of brown grassy field and frozen mud. Like Regina, I also had a little journal and probably wrote something in it that night, because it was far too cold to sleep. We were back on the road before dawn, walking down a highway covered in black ice, shivering in our hoodies. A trucker picked us up at daybreak, and I rode in a semi for the first time.
The standing grass has given up its grain
long since our garden doesn’t even try.
The heavens’ blues must be a song for rain,
for something in the air that wouldn’t lie.
Connelly’s essay was among the first academic musket shots fired on Lee’s standing as an outmatched but not outwitted military genius presiding over a Lost Cause — a reputation celebrated in fawning biographies and monuments like the one removed earlier this year in New Orleans. A similar monument was the subject of violent protests in Charlottesville last weekend, with President Trump comparing Lee to George Washington.
I don't know, but I do guess, that many Southerners who cherish Robert E. Lee's statues do so for the following reasons. Their conquerors continue to depict them as lowlife scum. In him, they see an honorable man who excelled at everything he put his hand to before the Civil War. They see a man who was not an unambiguous champion of slavery but rather, like all of us, he was a person who was born into an unjust world he could not single-handedly fix. A man who hoped that the passage of time would resolve the world's problems. They see a man whose decision to fight was informed primarily by his attachment to his home.
The war also had devastating results in Vietnam. Many civilians were killed and many children were born with birth defects. Their largest crops were destroyed because of the herbicides used. 855,555 children were orphaned in South Vietnam and at least 65 million people were homeless.