Celebrating World Poetry Day with Lithuanian/American Author/Poet Marc O'Brien
Celebrating the beautiful form of expression each year on March 21, World Poetry Day honours poets from all cultures exploring the human condition and invoking emotion through words while exhuming ideas from deep within.
Found in every nation's history, poetry ties us together through humanity and shared values. With different types of poetry trending during different eras, the abstraction of poetry evokes a variety of feelings and emotions like no other genre of writing.
Honouring and celebrating World Poetry Day with Lithuanian/American Author/Poet and Barry University Graduate Marc O'Brien stimulates poetic expression through his works, 'Ruskie the Raccoon,' one must not miss.
Ruskie the raccoon
Whistling a patriotic tune
Was not amused
Wondering if Ruskie was being used
Being sent into battle
Like a cow in a herd of cattle
Just a piece of meat
Performing a theatrical feat
Wearing a mask
During this murderous task
Going on what is called a special op
Ruskie’s power play could not be stopped
Not even by an international cop
Throat now felt parched
As Ruskie marched
In the woods
Thinking what he was doing was incredibly good
Water was found
From a canteen filled in the last town
Ruskie came upon a child
Acting calm in the forestry wild
Honestly, the youngster said
“I want one day to wed
Cannot do that if I am dead”
Listening Ruskie did hear
Encouraging Ruskie to shed a tear
Knowing his life was filled with cheer
Putting down the weapon
Ever so upset tin
Reaching out his ‘forgive me hand’
As was the plan
And reflect upon what happened to Ruskie the Racoon
Whistling a war tune
Insured he would be home soon.
Keep up-to-date with O'Brien's latest work on Twitter @cgtlasnewswire.
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