Writing 201: Prose

An Attempt at Prose

So here is my first attempt at prose. Please review it if you like. I know that I am new at this. One day I hope to be better at writing prose. Attempting something new is far from easy. Especially, since this is my first prose piece. So I am going to write a prose about thinking about what to write.

When I try to think of what to write I just stop for a minute. I look around me and wonder what to write about. I look at books, movies, magazines, and the internet. I read about historic things that happened on the day in time. Such as people being born, holidays around the world, and events that can change the course of history forever. History is something that happens everyday. One day we are going to look back on what happened in the years that we lived and realized that our generation made a difference in some way. We are going to understand that there are somethings that weren’t meant to be. Hopefully, one day this will all make sense.

So, my attempt at prose is a tough one. Not exactly easy trying to write something in a form I have never done before. So please enjoy and review

Writing 201: Hero

Flying

Looking up above

I see a man fly by

I saw an angel

Who valued freedom more than life

I know my friend now has wings

Because protecting freedom

Meant more to him

Than life itself

I think of him flying constantly

Hoping that one day

I will get to fly with him

70 Years Ago Today

On this day 70 years ago a group of marines were photographed raising a flag atop Mount Suribachi. The unstaged iconic photo was taken by Joe Rosenthal won the Pulitzer Prize. The men in this photo would go down in history in the photo known as Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. The men that are in the photograph: Ira Hayes, Harlon Block, Franklin Sousley, Michael Strank, and Rene Gagnon. Unfortunately, three of these men died in action within the course of the next few days that happened after the photo was taken. The others that survived World War II have all passed on. But they will forever be immortalized in a photograph that shows patriotism and strength. This photo is iconic for those reasons. When I see this photo I am reminded of the how lucky I am to be an American. More importantly, I am reminded that America is free for a reason. We are free because of the brave servicemen and women who put their lives in the line of duty every day. So, when you look at this iconic photo please remember that it was raised after battling a war to protect the freedom that Americans value.