Comments : Whatever It Takes

  • 7 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Craig this is so beautiful sincerely x

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks our Em. Glad you liked it

      Craig x

  • 7 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Craig ... I can almost hear the marching military drum here!

    The title is defiant in itself and the poem doesn't back down either.

    The first stanza describes the absolute willingness to fight and endure the consequences for the yet untold cause.
    The second stanza reiterates that the battle, causing wounds and death (a wake) will be weathered like a storm (great metaphor)
    The third ... if a sacrifice is deemed necessary by god to protect the holy ground, then blood would willingly be spilled to do just that
    Fourth stanza ... you could have said "come and have a go if you think you're hard enough" lol ... bring it on!

    The repeated use of "I will do just what/whatever it takes" between each stanza really works well in punctuating the forcefulness of your conviction here and gives the poem real gravitas. Interestingly ... although I've interpreted your words as 'war-like' - this could also apply to a battle/defence of hearts and love as much as it could to an actual war of territory. The rhyming is great, as is the imagery here. A fab piece in my opinion :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Mad Cat Lady lol

      The poem is about the will and determination to achieve an end regards of cost to self. It's about standing strong and pushing on through those difficult times.

      I suppose it could be interpreted in many ways but it's always worth remembering sometimes the biggest obstacle in your way can be yourself

      Craig x

  • 7 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A superb write with a military theme filled with determination to do the right thing. I agree with KCL I can certainly imagine marching along to it too. Best wishes Milly x

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you Mills

      I wasn't really thinking militarily when I wrote it. The idea for the rhyme came from a song tittle, as many of my things do. I just added a little of me into it

      Craig x

  • 7 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, a very strong determined write. I would not want to be the one attempting to hold you back when you are on a mission. Well done-

    • 6 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Bren

      I do seem to have a knack for getting things done lol

      Craig x