Final Poetry Project Audiovisual Component - Finn Keenan

Final Poetry Project Audiovisual Component - Finn Keenan

Published on 5 November 2020

"Colony on Water" by Hussain Ahmed

Transcript
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Colony on Water, by Hussain Ahmed
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Poetry Project, by Finn Keenan
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Audiovisual Component
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If I jump off the ship,
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it'll be lonely to
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forever remain in the belly of a shark.
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Eagles drenched in the rain would fly when it stopped.
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Everything could be lost in water,
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even memory.
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The rain distracts us from the war,
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we jumped in
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and sang praises of our dead,
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as if that will make them grow from the soil.
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Fall and soldiers share a similar attribute,
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Their praises only lasted until the leaves change color.
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Anytime I pose for a photograph,
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its everyone of our missing daughters looking into the lenses
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As the collection of symptoms for what we may forget,
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I blame the sun for all our dying flowers.