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Riley Noel

United States

Adventurer
Daydreamer
Future horse trainer
IMF Agent
Rebel Spy
Demon Hunter
Possible Demigod
Maybe a Shadowhunter
A proud Gryffindor
Dean and Sam Winchester (older brothers)
In love with
Bucky Barnes
Indiana Jones

Message from Writer

Just an 18-year-old, lover of books, horses, action movies, Marvel Superheros, travel, and food! Trying to find a name for myself and spread my love of the world to everyone I can. I hope my work inspires you to laugh, love, and most importantly to live life beautifully (even if it's messy:)

We call our ships 'She.' We call our war machines "Women." We compare women to Black Widows and Vipers. And you're going to tell me it's not "lady-like" to scream, to take up space, to fight and demand respect and do whatever the hell I want. You've looked at Nuclear bombs and been so in awe that you could only name them after women. Don't try to down-play my power. -Anonymous

​I Don’t Know Much About War

March 15, 2018

PROMPT: The Unknown

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I don’t know much about war,
Not the innocent game played by children with paint and finger guns,
But the wars of nations.
I don’t know the chaos of a battlefield,
or the vastness of a graveyard filled with flags.
I don’t know what filling a sink with blood from your hands that isn’t yours looks like.
I don’t know what holding a dying friends hand feels like.
I don’t know what staring at a tangled mass of bomb wires does to your heart beat.
I don’t know what it’s like to stare at a telephone while twirling a wedding band praying its his voice that calls.
I don’t know what it’s like to say I love you to a letter and seal an envelope with a kiss.
I don’t know what it’s like to flinch at fireworks.
I don’t know what its like to be afraid of home.
I don’t know much about war.

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10 Comments
  • Riley Noel

    Patt, first I would like to thank your father for his service, and then thank you for liking the piece.


    over 1 year ago
  • Riley Noel

    booksandcoffee, thank you so much I am glad you liked it!


    over 1 year ago
  • Patt

    Your piece reminds me of my dad as he has been to war twice and I can only imagine how he has felt. Truly emotional piece.


    over 1 year ago
  • booksandcoffee

    This is so so so so good - great job!


    over 1 year ago
  • Riley Noel

    ARS7 I am so glad you liked the piece and could relate to it! I want to thank both your brothers for their service!!


    over 1 year ago
  • AbigailSauble

    This really hits me because I have two brothers in the Marines. Thanks for this. :)


    over 1 year ago
  • Riley Noel

    Hannah Gaudette, thank you very much!!


    over 1 year ago
  • Hannah Gaudette - JoyfulWriter

    Wow - this is a powerful piece! Well done.


    over 1 year ago
  • Riley Noel

    Mystery Girl thank you so much!!!


    over 1 year ago
  • Peppermint Lemonade

    This is so beautifully sad and true!


    over 1 year ago