Compare And Contrast The Poem Come Up From The Fields Father

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I found many similarities and differences in the Poem and music video. When I finished listening and reading the two I thought that they both relate to losing someone you really care about. In the poem “Come up from the fields father”, a family has just received news that their son has been severely injured in combat. An important note is that the poem suggests (and I also interpreted) that he isn’t dead however the mother knows that he will not be coming home in the way that he left. She understands that her son has gone through so much the mental trauma that he had to endure has permanently changed him. Knowing this she says she has lost her only son. “Alas, poor boy, he will never be better, (nor may-be needs to be better, that brave and…show more content…
Unlike the poem I felt that his song related to a person actually dying and also the toll it bring in the aftermath. However both the poem and video demonstrate how sad and shocking discovering a loved one will never be the same/ alive. “I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops” (<><>). “O stricken mother 's soul! All swims before her eyes—flashes with black—she catches the main words only;” (<><><). I felt that the music video covered more of how life really works. It shows how unfair life is and how when you lose a loved one it just continues it doesn’t wait it doesn’t help. Life really isn’t fair, bad things happen to good people all the time and its only until it happens to the ones we love that we question, why did this happen? “Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair, Papers on the doorstep, but you 're not there, everything is everything” (><><). When he says, “everything is everything” I believe that he meant life continues on, it hurts and you may never be the same but life wont wait up for you. This relates to the poem in many ways as well. Since their son will be returning home they consider him dead because everything has changed so much. Life still goes on but the pain the family has just experienced won’t go away and it’s clear that they are questioning why is this happening? People have been dying everyday since…show more content…
More over I believe this song speaks about the grief of a family losing their father/husband. “Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall, Mama 's in the kitchen, baby and all” (<><>). The new perspective that he addresses is that people did lose their lives that day but it doesn’t stop there, because many of those individuals had family’s that will never be reunited again. These families have to deal with the fact that their lives have a huge hole in it now “you’re missing”. Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair, Papers on the doorstep, but you 're not there

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